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Throughout history, faith has played a tremendous amount of role in the formation of many societies and their way of life. For many years faith has been used as fuel, motivation and inspiration to many people, with eager and passion for pursuing and fighting for the happiness and freedom for their lives and their loved ones. American history is a great example, in which it is filled with memorable events where people fought for their lives and their freedom hoping for the revolutionary change in the nation. In this process many people have lost their lives or the lives of their loved ones, however, they never lost their faith in their religion because a loving relationship with god can be a normal part of life, and others who have the same…show more content…
According to this book called Reporting Civil Rights that’s an overview of the civil rights movement with information about media coverage of key events. For example, in the report Non - Violence vs. Jim Crow by Bayard Rustin, we clearly see that the black man is forced to sit at the back of the bus due to his race, "Hey you, you 're supposed to sit in the back seat... Because that 's the law. Niggers ride in back," (Rustin,15) says the bus driver. In this evidence, we clearly see one of the examples of the Jim Crow laws, in which all black people under the law must sit in the back of the vehicle, based on their race. Later, once the black man insisted on moving to the back of the bus he was beaten by police officers after he was dragged out of the bus. No matter if the black man in this report was treated unfairly, he was never afraid of anything because he knew that he had a strong faith that god was with him. Therefore, he says, "I am fortified by truth, justice, and Christ... There is no need for me to fear." (Rustin,…show more content…
Moreover, since there were mainly leadership men figures to lead the movement, the role of women who were also involved in Birmingham or March on Washington went unnoticeable. However, in this article Black Baptist women and the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1963 written by Fallin, Wilson, Jr. discusses the importance of African- American women contributions during the civil rights movement. The black women 's religious experience informed their sense of social responsibility and activism by raising funds and sang songs in churches to overcome the fear, directing youth organizations to help them to be educated in Birmingham. The most known organization was ACMHR (Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights) led by Charles Billups. Black women who are the members of this would come to church assist those people who would become too emotional or break the segregation laws just to show the white people that why will never give up on their equality and fight until it’s over. “The influence of the church and its peculiar culture on the ACMHR stands out most vividly in the organization 's weekly mass meetings,” (Wilson,40) this emphasize that with the great lead of women who attended church once a week, got most of the people’s attention by giving them reason not to be afraid, involving their faith in god to give people courage, and convince one and another that god would give them the
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