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Annie Easley And The Civil Rights Movement

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Annie Easley is one of the three spectacular women who helped make modern space travel possible in a time where Jim Crow and the fight for civil rights was rampant. Easley was born to Bud McCrory and Willie Sims in Birmingham, Alabama on April 23, 1933. Being born years before the Civil Rights Movement would come to exist, opportunities, educational and career wise were extremely limited. African American children and white children were separated, or segregated, and more often than not, African American schools were inferior, with hand-me-down textbooks, and school buildings in poor conditions. However, through her hardships, and support from her mother, Annie Easley would go onto change the dynamic of space travel for the better.

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