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People Who Took a Stand

By:JaCory Hubbard
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F. Margret Atkinson

on 23 September 2013

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Transcript of People Who Took a Stand

THE UPSTANDERS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA
People Who Took a Stand
These people took a stand for freedom in their lifetime and still are making changes every day in mine. They for all stood up for what they believed in, and are a great reason that all of us are sitting in this classroom today.
The Reverend Martin Luther King Junior (1/15/1929-4/4/1968)
Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was a non-violent civil rights activist from Georgia who was one of the "big six" speakers at the March on Washington.He also delivered the "I have a dream speech" on August 28, 1968.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Have_a_Dream)
Claudette Colvin (1974-)
Ms.Claudette Colvin was a 15 year old girl when she took a stand. She, like Rosa Parks, refused to give up her seat to a caucasian person,both happened in the same year.She is the only female leader being presented alive,at the age of 74.
Rep.John Lewis (1940-)
Georgia representative John Lewis of the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee, joined the Freedom Riders in 1960.In 1963, Mr.Lewis was recognized as on of the "Big Six" speakers.The same year,after Chuck Mcdew stepped down as the SNCC president,John Lewis was quickly elected, only to be arrested 24 times later.
Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Ghandi was an upstander who fought for freedom from the British in India.He believed in the same non violent procedures as Martin Luther King Jr.
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