Monday, January 17, 2011

Human Rights Beliefs

This is the last day of this civil rights trip.

We visited many places in Memphis at morning. At first, we visited the House of W.C. Handy, who is the father of blues. I learned lots of knowledge about blues and Handy from there. Then, we went to a sculpture and Danny& Rose Marie Thomas Memorial Garden. The place that impressed me the most was Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum. That was a house which help escaped black slaves to hide there. The tour guide told us a lot about the history and stories of slavery. Black slaves suffered from the white people for nearly three centuries. Through this ruthless exploitation, western countries developed very fast while African people lived in hell.

After the lunch, we went to the National Civil Rights Museum. This museum located at the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I saw many familiar and unfamiliar people there: Rosa Parks, The little Rock Nine, The Freedom Riders, Medgar Evers-passionate, committed people who simply wanted to make a difference. They marched. They spoke out. They sacrificed. Because of their actions, much progress, progress of which we can all be proud, has been made. The people in the Civil Rights Movement influenced fundamental human rights beliefs and actions around the world.

I also knew lots of information about Dr. King’s assassination there. I have ever written a research paper about this assassination in my English 110 class. I found lots of evidence and facts to say James Earl Ray may be not the real murderer of this assassination. However, FBI arrested him and claimed to public that James Earl Ray was that sniper although Ray had poor skill of snipe……..

The last day was rich and meaningful. Thanks to this civil rights trip, I learned a lot about human rights.

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