My Vision For America

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My Vision For America

Apple Pie, Baseball, and the American Flag might be some of the unique and diverse answers you would get if you were to ask a group of people what they imagine when they hear the word America. If you were to ask a 45 year old what they imagine when they hear the word America his answer would contrast from a 7 year old 's answer and an 18 year old 's answer would be different from a 65 year old 's. All of these are visions of America, the topic of this essay. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will be receiving many disparate visions of America from students all over the country and each and every student has an equal opportunity to achieve educational scholarships no matter race, gender, or sexual preference. This is my vision for America, equality for all.

Equality is a very critical issue in America today. Many are oppressed and have suffered
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Among these folks were writers who made people realize everywhere that African Americans were people like them, they had a brain like them and a heart like them and the only thing different was the color of their skin. One of the ultimate authors of this time period to change people 's thoughts was Harper Lee who wrote the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee wrote, "You never really understand a person from his point of view... until you climb in his skin and walk around." This book affected how white 's view on blacks were.

During this decade, African Americans and their supporters used nonviolent protests, sit-ins, boycotts, and civil disobedience to remonstrate the discrimination they received. Many African American leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcom X, rose to prominence. All over the country African American men and women risked, and sometimes lost, their lives in the name of freedom and
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