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American black civil rights The 1960s were a time of great turmoil in America and throughout the world One of the main protest issues was black civil rights The movement really got underway with civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X in the early 1960s Students who wanted to jump on the equality and protest bandwagon quickly followed Most of the students went to the southern states Mississippi Alabama and Louisiana to try and stop the racism and hate crimes The truth of the matter is that the violence and hatred would get worse before it got better Even though the Negroes had very few rights they were not assaulted and abused nearly as much as when the college kids came and started to help them Then the Klan became stronger and more violent committing many more lynchings and hangings But gradually most of the whites came around to the idea of integration and did not see the blacks as a threat anymore The only reason that this great and monumental change occurred was because of the great leadership of Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X not to mention the 1000s of other less famous civil rights leaders that worked to change the views of their community Also there were lobbyists and protesters that risked their lives and went out on a limb to fight against injustice All these factors put together made one of the biggest changes in the twentieth Century In my essay I plan to compare the differences of opinion between the six writers and directors etc towards racism and the civil rights movement in the 1960s - 2 - Rob Rheiner the director of Ghosts of Mississippi has successfully portrayed the blatant dishonesty toward blacks by the police force and the Mississippi courts On one occasion when the accused murderer was in court the Governor of
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