During the 1900’s many minority and ethnic groups including African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Women wanted to prove that they deserved equal rights, freedom of speech, the right to sexualitypreference, and equal treatment for women. They formed several organizations under great leaderships during these movements in order to civil rights and equality. Along with great leaders, powerfulorganizations, and dedicated supporters, African Americans, Mexican Americans, and women were able to successfully obtain many rights despite constant opposition. [This looks like a strong thesis, but Iam a bit puzzled how great leaders, powerful organizations, and dedicated supporters also obtained rights. The sentence is rather confusing as it stands now. You may want to revise to indicate thatthese were instrumental in helping the cause. Then, if you are going to talk about them, that topic should come first in your discussion.]
African Americans were in constant pursuit of equalitythrough the civil rights movement that began in the 1940’s (Roark 843). They fought against racial discrimination, segregation laws, and for the right to vote without prejudice. Discrimination led toexclusion from belonging to professional sports teams (Roark 843). During the post war era in 1947, a man by the name of Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseballwithin an integrated team called the Brooklyn Dodgers (Roark 843). Known as a sports pioneer of the civil rights movement, he led the Dodgers to six national league titles and one outstanding World Seriesdespite constant harassment from white players and fans (Roark 843).
Several civil rights leaders emerged during this movement (Roark 680). Dr. Ralph David Abernathy was a civil rights leader whoworked with the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) to organize boycotts to and freedom marches to promote equality (Roark 680). [You do need to reorganize with the leaders’ section coming...
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