Dbq Essay On Equal Rights

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Have you thought of what it would be like if you were constantly discriminated against? Up until and around the late 1960’s many people such as hispanics, blacks, and even women were not being treated fairly. People starting to stand up and address these situations, but it took a lot of courage and strength to fight against the normal. Equal rights is treating everyone no matter their race, gender, or religion with the same amount of respect as the next. Over time people began to take initiative and realize that equal rights should be and remain a given standard all around the world. Eventually the dream of equal rights did come true, and in this day and age equal rights is the “new normal” after a long hard battle. Before many started to…show more content…
Anthony, and Cesar Chavez all were a major part in the fight for equality. Both Rosa Parks not giving up her seat on a bus, and Martin Luther King Jr. knew that the colour of their skin did not matter and no matter what they believed that they did not have to go to the “black water fountain” or the “black schools”. They, and many other people, wanted to make it clear that the black population could do anything that the white population was able to do. Protests such as The Freedom Rides, and the Little Rock Nine proved to America that blacks were sick of having to do what others said they had to do, and they were fed up and ready for a change in the society. In addition Susan B. Anthony proved to the world that women are just like men, they can do anything they set their mind to. Anthony showed how important it was in the world that women should be treated fairly. She believed in Women 's Rights, so much so that she dedicated her life to woman suffrage so that men weren’t the only ones with a free life. Also Cesar Chavez stood up for all the, mostly, hispanics and farm workers who devoted their life to farming and still were unreasonably treated. Most days these farmers worked from sunrise to sunset and earned very little pay. They were given limited time for breaks in the rough conditions. Also the farmers were not provided with much food and water. These four people were not the only brave ones fighting for their
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