Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Something after trip
As a foreigner, it is really hard to understand the history about other countries completely. However, this time, I took almost one month classes about civil rights movements in America. Everything is around civil rights, no matter the places we went to and the people we have learned.
The Civil Rights Movements was at a peak from 1955-1965. Congress passed the civil rights act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, guaranteeing basic civil rights for all Americans, regardless of race, after nearly a decade of nonviolent protests and marches, ranging from the 1955- 1956 Montgomery bus boycott to the student-led sit-ins of the 1960s to the huge March on Washington in 1963. This is the beginning of civil rights. Then, we are went though the line of civil rights, from Atlanta to Memphis. From Martin Luther King Jr. to Rosa Park. It was really a long journey. I remember when we went to Selma, the houses on the each side are different. A the beginning I have no idea why the houses in the same road but have different style. After our guide explained, that just because one side lived in the white people and other side live in the black. For me it is hard to understand, now the discrimination still exist. And when we went to the memorial of civil rights, I found not only Martin Luther King and Rosa Park were try to get the equal rights and equal chance to education and jobs.