Rosa Parks And Civil Rights

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Have you ever wondered what life would be like today if blacks didn’t have civil rights, were heavily discriminated against, or even still slaves? Many people blacks and whites worked together for blacks to not have to deal with these things. If it weren’t for those people blacks might still not have civil rights today. Atticus Finch was a fictional character who fought the injustice that was mistreatment of blacks just like many other brave civil rights activists and lawyers in the twentieth century. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored people was a phenomenal organization that was respected by many and founded for the purpose of improving blacks living conditions, civil rights, and role in government. For example, “The…show more content…
Like many blacks lives at the time Rosa parks life was very different from whites ,” For Rosa and most blacks at the time, faith and church were the center of life. (Metaxas 140). This explains what Rosa Parks childhood was like and how it revolved around religion like most blacks at the…show more content…
Roosevelt and his wife were amazing people who wanted to give everyone the four basic freedoms of life and improve the civil rights of blacks.. Here the novel states the four basic freedoms, “The first is freedom of speech and expression [...] The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way [...] The thirds is freedom of want [...] The fourth is freedom of fear [...] “ (Kaye 75). These are the four basic freedoms of life that FDR promised to every American even blacks. Roosevelt and his wife the first lady were proud of America’s diversity as it says . “Roosevelt continued to speak proudly of America’s racial, ethnic, and religious and diversity.” (Kaye 65). This shows how the Roosevelts were proud of what America was at the time and how culturally diverse it was. When talking about Roosevelt’s relationship with colored people it states this, “Roosevelt praised the NAACP for celebrating diversity and understanding that it is vital to democracy.” (Kaye 65). Although Roosevelt did not always actively try to improve the civil rights of blacks he supported what NAACP and other organizations were doing for it. African Americans and the first lady created the Southern Conference for Human Welfare (SCHW). (Kaye 76). FDR may not have been inspired to help blacks consistently ,but his wife was always trying to improve their conditions in society. She worked together with the blacks to create organizations that improved blacks welfare and civil rights.
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