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Hubert Humphrey once stated When we say One nation under God with liberty and justice for all we are talking about all people We either ought to believe it or quit saying it Hakim 111 During the 1960s a great number of people did in fact begin to believe it These years were a time of great change for America The country was literally redefined as people from all walks of life fought to uphold their standards on what they believed a true democracy is made of equal rights for all races freedom of speech and the right to stay out of wars in which they felt they didnt belong The music of the era did a lot of defining and upholding as well in fact it was a driving force or at the very least a strongly supporting force in many of the movements that took place However it is to be expected that in attempting to change a nation one will inevitably face opposition The Vietnamese werent the only ones involved in a civil war those years in America one could easily find brother turning against brother or more commonly parent against child as each side fought to defend their views The 1960s were a major turning point in the history of the US and when it was all over the American way of life would never be the same Almost seventy years before the sixties even began segregation was legalized As long as both races had equal facilities it was entirely legal to divide them Hakim 64-65 In 1955 however an elderly black woman by the name of Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man She was arrested Parks later proved to be the true catalyst of the anti-segregation movement When news of the arrest reached the black population action was taken immediately A massive bus boycott was organized during which time no
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