Why were Blacks and Whites Kept Apart?
- The blacks and whites were kept apart because there was always tension between each other. Also whites would never share anything with the blacks, drinking fountains, bathrooms, and other public areas. Ever since blacks came over as slaves centuries before always treated less than human. But when slavery was abolished in 1965 whites still hired blacks to do the dirty work.
Why was the Little Rock Line such a Big Event?
It involved nine blacks students trying to stand up against segregation. White people got furious because their children were going to go to school black students. So they started to protest and the town was in chaos. But the blacks never gave into the whites
Who was a Important Person in History Related to Segregation?
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of many people who ended segregation, but also one of the most important. He started his legacy from 1960-1968. He was famous for some of his many great speeches, one of them was the "I Have A Dream" speech in August, 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. He talked about how, one day that his children would be judged about their accomplishments not about the color of their skin. In 1968 he was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee when he was only 39 years old.
Why this Event still Impacts our Lives Today, and what were the Lessons that we Learned?
We learned that everyone is equal no matter their color is. It changed because everyone treats black the same, now in schools and public areas, but worldwide when we think about how we treat blacks today, you realize that they aren't treated as equally as they should. But when we think back and realize how wrong we were about doing that, so that means we’d never do it again.
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