The sit-ins ended segregation in the restaurants and lunch counters for the black people of the community. Franklin McCain was interviewed by Howell Raines for his book My Soul Is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered (1977). He also was interviewed by Gary Younge for his book No Place Like Home (2000). He had no problem telling his story to these two authors he told them they should have been done this long before they interviewed him. The was one other person who needs to be recognized which is Stokley Carmichael who was interviewed by Gordon Parks when he made the statement about the publicity hounds and then realizing the purpose of all of the sit-ins for
When I visited Mexico one summer, I was very fond of the atmosphere. One day as I walked to my grandmother’s house, a couple of the local boys my age started to taunt me because I appeared “African American” and they would make fun of me in Spanish. Up until the moment I spoke back to them and told them what was really my ethnicity. After that incident I felt what my parents and other immigrants had to go through in America. I think one should be able to choose whether he wants to convert nationality or maintain his origin.
Will told BANG! magazine about his contribution to UNICEF: “Every time I strip down to my underwear, some money goes to the charity, so it’s kind of my way of helping, making a contribution. Plus, it brings the ladies in. The ladies love it.” (quoted in “Will Ferrell’s Charity Work”) To his many fans, Will Ferrell is an inspiration because he can make them laugh out loud with his SNL skits that are now in reruns and his many hit movies. He is also an inspiration to young comedians who want to make it big.
Furthermore, the NAACP supported the case against Milam and Bryant in 1955 for the lynching of 14-year old Emmett Till, the NAACP helped by protecting his uncle Moses Wright. This allowed Mose Wright to give his testimony, drawing media attention in the blatant racism in the Deep South. The NAACP was also responsible for the success of the Civil Rights Campaign through peaceful protests, for example they organised the Montgomery Bus Boycott which led to the desegregation of buses in Alabama in the Bowler v. Gayle case. The Role of Individuals was another factor contributing to the success of the Civil Rights Campaign during 1945-57. Rosa Parks helped as she started the bus boycott of Montgomery by refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger.
Politically liberal, the Durrs became her friends. They encouraged and eventually helped sponsor Parks in the summer of 1955 to attend the Highlander Folk School, an education center for activism in workers' rights and racial equality in Monteagle, Tennessee. Around the start of the 20th century, the former Confederate states had passed new constitutions and electoral laws that effectively disfranchised black voters and, in Alabama, many poor white voters as well. Under the white-established Jim Crow laws, passed after Democrats regained control of southern legislatures, racial segregation was imposed in public facilities and retail stores in the South, including public transportation. Bus and train companies enforced seating policies with separate sections for blacks and whites.
This inspires us in many ways. In addition, his accomplishment erases all the stereotypes for black people to have the excuse of “The white man wouldn’t let me”. Even today in his 2nd term in office, Barack has experienced the extreme racism and criticism of maybe any black political and social leader. What inspires me most about Barack Obama is even through all that, he still keeps faith in God and in his country that one day we could all live in peace as citizens and brothers. I attend Raymore-Peculiar high school where I am a junior.
He was the man, who applied with non-violent tactic to led many protests and boycotts. Under King’s leadership and many other dedicated men and women, the public facilities like schools, restaurants, and transportations eventually became integrated. One of the incident took place in Little Rock, Arkansas. When Arkansas governor Faubus called out the national guard to prevent nine black students from entering little rock’s central high school. His action received the attention of a federal judge, who ordered governor Faubus to withdraw the national guard.
In America, blacks have fought to have equal rights, and equal access to a better future, so it is time for blacks to start acting like it. With the help of development programs, historically black universities, more black male teachers, charter schools in the inner-city, and achievement-gap committees, staggering statistics like, “approximately one in four African American males between the ages of 20 and 29 are incarcerated, on probation, or on parole . . . only one in five is enrolled in a two- or four-year college program” (Palmer) can