How Important Was Little Rock?

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How far do you agree that events at Little Rock were the most important for the Civil Rights campaign? During the 1940s – 60s, the South of America was totally segregated, separating the white people from the blacks: from schools and jobs, to travelling and shopping. The Black African American community faced severe hardships during this period, in terms of: lynching, slavery, torture and segregation alone, as racism and discrimination were immense. Due to the unstoppable, horrifying racism portrayed in the USA, the ‘Civil Rights Campaign,’ a campaign which aimed to abolish the main cause of racism and discrimination, begun to expand during the 1950s. While there may have been many who disliked and hated African Americans, the Civil Rights campaigners crafted and cunningly planned tactics to permanently change the opinions of the brain-washed racists using methods and people, such as: Little Rock, Martin Luther King and Rosa parks (bus boycotts) – as source 7 displays R. Parks being arrested for refusing to give up her seat for sitting in the ‘white only seats.’ Racism was also stored in the hearts and minds, which can be identified through Source 3, which shows the two separated sinks that a black and white person would use – the clean, spacious tap for the whites, and the dirty, tiny tap that the black people would use. While some may argue that Little Rock was the most important event of the civil rights campaign, others may argue that Little Rock was not the most important event. However, it is clearly evident that Little Rock was indeed the most important tactic to tackle segregation. Conversely, it is clear that Little Rock was not the most important event of the Civil Rights Movement. For example, in Source 13, a young, intelligent, black girl is present being violated, spat on and yelled at by the white, racist crowd. Despite the fact that she
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