The African-American Fight For Freedom

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The African-American Fight for Freedom The African-American community has been hit with despair over and over again. A great war was fought to end these injustices, but even today racism and segregation exist. I will examine some of the key events that occurred right at the end of the Civil War, right up until our current leader Barak Obama was elected. From my research I have found that the African-America community has always stuck by each other with hopes of one day becoming 100% free. To me it almost seems that this could never happen because the way people are today; opinionated, self-centered, not focused on the world around them. I am a Caucasian male so it is hard for me to truly fathom what the African-American has gone…show more content…
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed so this would not happen. The provisions of this civil rights act forbade discrimination on the basis of sex as well as race in hiring, promoting, and firing. The word "sex" was added at the last moment (Nation Archives and Records Administration, 1985). Although there were many Civil Rights Act’s passed in previous years, this was a landmark win for all people. Not only did this pertain to the African-American, it had a voice for women as well. Everyone has the right to make a living at the same jobs as Caucasian men, and just because they were women or African-American, did not mean they were any less qualified to do the job. Prejudice was the only factor that this did not…show more content…
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