The Role Of African Americans In The Civil Rights Movement

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The document was influenced by several events in history to make the creation of Brothers and Sisters to Us possible. One event was the racial discrimination of a lot of minorities. African Americans were especially still being discriminated by other races and it caused depression and lack of confidence for African Americans to believe they have a bright future ahead of them. Not only was this group discriminated from society, but also the Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asians. One specified event for issue would have to be during the time of Martin Luther King Jr., who was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement. He was most famous for his I Have a Dream Speech, in which he talks about why African Americans should have equal rights and privileges to the …show more content…
African Americans during this time of period were greatly discriminated and they were not allowed to be in the same place as white people. They were often never treated equally as a white person would be. Another historical event, would have to be the Cold War. During this time period, there was a bunch of tension between the Soviet Union and the U.S.. This resulted in a lot of chaos and problems in the community as the government was dealing with a big issue and was not aware of the struggles they had in their country. The government’s main focus was to surpass the Soviet Union in weaponry, satellites, and missiles. The Americans were put aside and not