Historian Glenn Eskew wrote that the campaign "led to an awakening to the evils of segregation and a need for reforms in the region." People around the entire country saw what was happening in the South and realized that it was not in any way a good way of handling anything. The fact that this got on the new meant that the president saw it and it led many American to persuade President John F. Kennedy to do something about the riots and the racism and discrimination that is happening in the South.
Modern Mass Incarceration
Comparison of incarceration rates; Red lines are states in the United States while blue lines are rates in countries with the US being the leader in incarcerations in the world
Recently, the United States have started to arrest many people. It now seems to have gotten out of control due to the fact that we are now the number one leaders in the world for incarceration rates with the of Louisiana having larger incarceration rates than any other state or country in the world. People now seem to be arrested for something so insignificant and the jails and prisons are filling up. In the Birmingham Campaign, when people first started to march on the streets, the police officers started to arrest them for absolutely no reason. Once it got to the point where there were too many people out marching in the streets, they had school buses take protesters to the prisons which is also a form of mass incarceration just like we have now. It had gotten to a point where their jails got full and if we continue to do this today, we will run out of room or we will need to build more prisons and jails.
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