Interdisciplinary Approach To Exploring The 1960s

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Vickie Niles Exploring the 1960s: An Interdisciplinary Approach Prof: Jeremy Bennett Unit 9 Finial Project When my colleagues and I unearthed and opened the time capsule that was founded contained newspaper articles of the assassinations of John Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., peace symbol, love beads, photos the moon landing, and the women’s movement. Dr. Martin Luther King was a strong leader that stood for peace, tranquility, and family. Nothing was more important for him than these things. He believed that someday, the world would be different and everyone would love one another in our country, although his neighbors did not or want to see that. “In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern…show more content…
The movement helped bring about major changes in the lives for women as a whole, and also in everyday life of others in the United States. Before the women begin to act out about the treatment they received for society, their expected roles was to sit home, bear children, clean the house, clean the clothes and cook. Tired, stressed and frustrated women had many demands that the societal expectations of them change, from being servile house-bound creatures expected to save themselves for one man in marriage, after and during this movement women were able to get professional and blue-collar jobs that were available only for men. Women were treated as though they were second class citizens and not as an equal to man. It put the demands for women’s equality, religion, sports, marriage and child bearing on a higher scale. “The Women’s Movement of the 1960’s was a ground-breaking part of American history because along with African-Americans another minority group stood up for equality, women was finished with being complacent.” Woman across the nation started speaking and acting out against their inequality treatment. During the same time, African-Americans were standing up against segregation and for racial equality. Women were moving into the work force field, their education levels were increasing, the birth…show more content…
But one the things that stood out in my mind was the Civil Rights Acts. These laws made life so much easier for every Afro American, and forced people to treat them like everyone else which was up right citizens. It is so sad to know that laws had to make in order to give people a fair chance to live a happy and good life. The color of someone’s skin or their gender should not determine what they were allowed to do a citizen. I have always has this opinion about how Afro Americans were treated. I am an Afro American female, and a lot of times I hear about how we should be thankful the Afro American leaders who fought for us to have rights that we have now today. Yes, I am very thankful for those leaders, but not only am I thankful for the Afro American leaders, I am very thankful for all of the leaders males, females, Afro Americans and Caucasians who fought for equal rights regardless of color, creed or gender. During that time standing up for what you believed in could have caused many of the leaders to lose a lot of things and even their lives. Although they have made the road for equal rights a lot smoother, but there is always going to be many bumps in the road that is going to hinder people from getting equal or proper treatment they deserve, just on the simple fact of the color of their skin or
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