The Civil Rights Movement: Racial Segregation In America

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Thankfully, today, racial segregation is no longer a major issue in America. Interestingly enough, it was only less than fifty years ago when African Americans were finally being desegregated and equalized with the rest of America through The Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement consisted of strategies, groups and movements whose purpose was to end racial segregation and secure citizen’s rights to the federal law. Although many people may go uneducated with The Civil Rights Movement, it still has made an important impact on American society today. This era is not one to ignore due to the brutal violences and consistent assaults that had occurred from either police or pro segregates, who were not enthusiastic about the movements…show more content…
Not only were the illustrations in “The March” series powerful and intense, but they were also further educated with Powell’s, Aydin’s and Lewis’ support of background informational design. In these designs, they provide a larger perspective on how both sides, African American or American, was reacting to the events within The Civil Rights Movement. Powell truly makes the background designs stand out subsequently throughout the novels, as many of the marches and events were astonishing. Northwest Public Radio, a public expertise newsletter radio station, speaks of Powell’s unique work expressing that, “His sense of pace and his affecting ability to tease out silent, intimate moments also set the book apart from traditional, text-heavy historical graphic storytelling.” (Jody Arlington review). Admittedly, the impact of the “The March” novel series is exceptionally powerful due to the originality that was poured into it’s design. Powell, Aydin and Lewis shed an inspiration by creating an open minded perspective throughout the series. “The March” graphic novel series is even impacting the American society today, to stay inspired and never doubt their subconscious…show more content…
These novels are more than just an informational text, they are a remembrance and awareness of why we fight. Why we stand up for our rights when we know our hearts know the truth. This civil rights movement will forever be known, especially because it was an act of nonviolent practice. African American men and women were beaten and killed voluntarily for their rights of freedom and their promise to nonviolent actions. The movement was for peace, not war and they accomplished these marches with full hearts, respect and appeased minds. The Civil Rights movement was able to succeed with it’s great support from people nationwide. African Americans were finally able to enjoy peace and safety, without the fear of being assaulted due to their skin color. Nonviolence provided safety and for that I have much respect for all the activists that were involved in the movement. Nate Powell, Andrew Aydin and John Lewis remarkably put this civil rights movement into great visual detail and well-pieced texts throughout the graphic novel series, “The March”. John Lewis truly put the text into a mass perspective and added great passion into the novels, as well. He has led a great movement and has changed American history, for the best. “The March” graphic series was able to educate me in a more compassionate style and through authors Powell, Aydin and Lewis’ design, I have felt the inspiration that created the movement’s
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