The race to end Racism by Kishan dalal

Events throughout history helped diminish segregation and discrimination in the South such as the Greensboro sit ins, Jackie Robinson becoming the first black player in the MLB, and the 14th and 15th amendments.

"A life is not important except the impact it has on other lives"
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play Major League baseball. Receiving lots of criticism for being involved in a "white game" Jackie Robinson for many cases had to be the bigger man meaning he needed the guts not to fight back because they would only see the curse he says or the punch he throws.
This monument stands tall in Brooklyn, NY. It recreates the turning point in Jackie Robson's career when Pee Wee Reese put an arm around him during a game where Jackie was being continuously insulted. Being a respected athlete around New York, Reese showed his respect for Jackie which changed people's minds about Jackie and earned him respect throughout town.

Jackie Robinson's legacy is what people remember today. He paved the way for many athletes from minorities too make it big in professional baseball. He also proved blacks could do the same activities as whites with equal skill. Baseball honors the contributions he made to baseball and America on April 15th where all the players around the league wear his number.

"They each sought a utopia, one where people wouldn't be discriminated on for something as simple as the color of their skin."
Ezell Blair Jr, David Richmond, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain quickly became known as the Greensboro four because the actions they took in about 1960. When Joseph McNeil was denied service at Greyhound bus station because of the color of their skin, they decided to take action on the movement to end segregation.

The next day the four students walked into Woolworth's lunch counter which was a highly segregated store in Greensboro, North Carolina. This was a store where black people could buy anything around the stores but there money was no good for food as they could not get served at a table. However, that day, the Greensboro four walked into the white only section and sat. They demanded service and sat quietly.

After constantly being denied service the Greensboro four refused to move. They often brought books to study. However, more people started joining the four young men as soon dozens were in the white only section. When this occurred, whites started taking action by pouring food and drinks on the head of the black people. They did not budge.

The store finally gave in as in present day Woolworth is desegregated and all backgrounds are served at the store. With the courage of the Greensboro four they fought for what they believed was right and ended up being successful. Similar tactics were used to desegregate other facilities across the city and even the country. The Greensboro left a great legacy and showed great leadership throughout this sit in which ended diversity throughout Greensboro and eventually America.

The 14th amendment gave black people the same opportunity as white men. It made African Americans legal citizens had gave them three unalienable rights, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It was a step towards equality for blacks and whites

Since now African Americans were considered they should have all the rights which includes voting. This allowed African Americans to have a say in who controls our state. It helped them be apart of our government. This eventually led to our first African American president being elected in 2008.

Although racism still exists today, it is not as prominent as it was back then. Today black's and white's interact on a daily basis in classrooms, busses, and many other public buildings. This kind of interaction was made possible by the contribution of these three events throughout history.

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