The Fight to end Racism Steve Kim

"Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life."

The Jim Crow laws affected many African American and the fall of these laws were caused by World War 1, Jackie Robinson, and the Atlanta Riot.

Atlanta Riot

The Atlanta riot was a very hard time for all the people involved. Many African Americans ran the riot which led to people going to jail and even people dying. Many fights occurred in the streets and this riot showed the power and strength the African American had. This showed that the Jim Crow laws were weak and African American were not affected by the laws and no laws would ever bring their pride down.

African American in World War 1

Many African American were separated from white soldiers and, if they were ever put together they would be many fights. Through this time many African American soldiers went through tough times being racially abused. This makes African American soldiers a lot stronger in combat and be better fighters than the white soldiers. This gave the African Americans more respect and gave us a idea what they have to offer to us.

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson is one of the best player to ever step on the field. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier for all sports. This is crazy because he joined the league where racism was at its max. Even through many awards nobody respected him but he did not let that bother him instead he fought and made an impact to stop racism over a country that says it is free.

After all Jackie Robinson, The Atalanta Riot, and world war 1 soldiers. All of these huge events have affected African Americans in a very positive way.

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