Proof of the importance of these principles can be found in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” (US 1776) Despite the importance of equality to the precepts of our nation, slavery and i...
For ten decades after the Emancipation Proclamation, African-Americans in Southern states still live a rigid unequal world of deprive right of citizenship, segregation and various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence.
Essay on Equal Rights for Women (750 Words) ..
The success of the Civil Rights Movement encouraged racial and ethnic minorities to struggle for their rights and follow the lead of African Americans in terms of struggle for equal rights and liberties. In this respect, it is worth mentioning the rise of the struggle of Asian Americans for equal rights and liberties which started in the 1950s and carried on through the 1960s – 1970s. Other ethnic minority groups used the experience of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s to gain equal rights and liberties.