A History lesson with Link3 on Black History
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Welcome to your very own history lesson! If any History Teachers are reading this, do not judge, we know we aren’t as good as you! If you have been following us on Social Media then you will know that throughout the month of October we have been posting some of our favourite influential black figures with brief descriptions of why they are so amazing. If you missed out, do not worry because we are sharing a few of them again, going into more detail. Enjoy!
Martin Luther King Jr
On the 28th August 1963, Martin Luther King organised a demonstrations where he delivered his very famous 'I have a dream' speech during the march on Washington. As you all know, this speech was very and still is very influential and important. He was a great activist. He also played a role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the United States, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Recicving his Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, just 4 years later he was assainated in April 1968. He will also be remembered as one of the most influential and inspirations African-American leaders in history.
On December 1st 1955, Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. By doing this, Rosa Parks also helped to initiate the civil rights movement in the United States. The leaders of the local black community organised a bus boycott that began the day Rosa Parks was convicted of violating the segregation laws. Rosa is very known for standing her ground and sticking to what she beloved in, knowing it would get her in trouble. In her bibliography is written “people always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired,” to which she replied "the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” She was truly and amazing woman.
More Girl Power. Harriet Tubman was another AMAZING woman. She became disabled when a slave owner threw an 2 pound iron weight at her head for not helping restrain another slave. She had seizures, severe headaches and narcoleptic episodes for the rest of her life. She also experienced intense dream states. But this did not stop her from escaping slavery in 1849 and helping many other slaves escape! Becoming a leading abolitionist, she led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad. Throughout her life she was widely known and well-respected and became an American icon in the years after she died. We will never forget her.
I hope you enjoyed your little history lesson, Black History Month is nearly over but lets never forget Black History.