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Friday, April 5, 2013

Misconceptions about Civil Rights

The most common misconception of this time is that many people think African-Americans suddenly began fighting for their rights and freedoms. In reality, African-Americans had been fighting for these rights and freedoms since being captured and brought to the United States. African-Americans did not suddenly decided in the 1950s and 60s  to begin fighting for their freedoms, it had been a long term fight that finally caused national eruption at this time.


Another misconception of this time was that white people believed African-Americans had different diseases. For this reason, many whites did not approve of sharing bathrooms and public places with African-Americans. White people had the fear that they would pick up new diseases if they came in direct contact with African-Americans but obviously this is clearly a misconception.

A few myths and misconceptions about slavery and the Civil Rights Movement

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