Racism In The Movie Selma

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Back in 1965 African Americans who wanted the right to vote in Montgomery experienced it like a war. The movie Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, a film about African Americans that were longing to vote in Montgomery, Alabama. By voting, they could be involved with the government and change policies to stop all racism in the community. They could also voice their opinions about different subjects. Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers decided to protest peacefully by marching from Selma towards Montgomery to demand a change in the law. He convinced Lyndon B. Johnson the president in 1965, to sign the Voting Rights Act. Dr. King and his followers are the reason why African Americans can vote in the United States of America. During the movie,…show more content…
Martin Luther King Jr. is the reason why citizens are now able to communicate peacefully with each other. In the 1960s, he was the leader of the Civil Rights Movement. He was an inspiration to all citizens because he voiced his opinions about African American rights. Although he was an inspiration, he did not have faith in himself or his friends who were helping him. He assumed that he could not persuade the president to agree to sign the Voting Rights Act. But Martin Luther King Jr. proved to President Lyndon B. Johnson about how sincere he and the citizens were to earn right to vote in Alabama. Finally, Mr. Johnson thought about what Martin requested and changed the laws so African Americans could vote. Martin Luther King Jr. has made a great impact on our lives, he helped change the law so Negroes could vote, and he was a great leader to all African American and citizens. He had a vision of how there was no racism in the community and how people are allowed to live their lives freely. I now know how easy life is today than in 1960 because of the way people treat each other. Without him I would not be treated as I am today, I want to thank him for all that he has done to turn his vision into a…show more content…
was a legendary man who changed the world into a better place to be in. His actions have made a huge impact in the world since African Americans are allowed to be a part of the government. As a result, Dr. King’s vision came true, Barack Obama is the first African-American President. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great leader, activist, and inspiration until he was assassinated in 1968. His life was filled with many accomplishments; stopping racism and changing the law to allow African Americans to vote and be a part of the government. Without him, society today would still treat each other unfairly because of their
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