Monday, March 26, 2012

This. Trip. Was. AMAZING!!! If you have never heard of the U.S's Civil Rights struggle I urge you sign up next year. If you feel like you know all there is to know about the Civil Right's Movement I encourage you to go because you are guaranteed to learn something new. Many times people think the Civil Rights movement was just for African Americans but in reality it served to break the barriers of segregation and inequality for other people.  

One of the many events that struck a chord was the Voting Rights Museum. It told the stories of people who are not seen in a large majority of history books across the nation.  It told the story of people who marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965 to protest the lack of voting rights. During this time, regulations and stipulations made it difficult for people to vote. You had to guess how many jelly beans or cotton balls were in a jar or complete a literacy test. The marches and protests that occurred during this time period paved the way for the rights we need  to hold dear today.  One of the many lessons I learned on this trip is to VOTE. If you are of age and a citizen of this country YOU NEED TO VOTE! You may feel as though your vote does not matter, but your vote can be the deciding one. Many people have sacrificed and died for this cause so do not take this right lightly. 

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