SPEAK OR SILENCE : WHAT IS THE POWER OF A SINGLE VOICE? JOHN LEWIS (CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, POLITICIAN STATESMAN) Tayanne Martin MOD 1SNAPSHOT MEMOIR FOR 4th QUARTER MAY 14 8th grade RELA - DR.HALL AND MS.TOMLINSON
John Lewis made an impact with his single voice because he was one of the "Big Six" leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on washington.
He fulfilled many key roles in the civil rights movement and it's actions to end legalized racial segregation in the united states.
The 1964 Civil Rights Act ended segregation in public spaces and banned employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
OVERALL: Because of John Lewis actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States. His actions Successfully impacted the united states positively.
GOOD TROUBLE : A TRIBUTE POEM TO JOHN LEWIS :"growing up in rural alabama in 40's and 50's '"the bitter fruit of segregation" racial discrimination anti-Black racism fill my belly every night I question The signs that state White Women, Black women White men, black men Only Don't get in the way Don't get in trouble is what my mother cries father orders And grandparents plea But the NAACP taught me "A Bridge over troubled waters" to question "what about good trouble" "Necessary trouble" How do I change America Sadly sometimes the fight for Black isn't pretty