Why We Cant Wait Reaction Paper Essay

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Why We Cant Wait Reaction Paper

While reading Dr. King’s novel, I was able to get an uncensored idea of what African
Americans went through in their struggle for civil rights. I cannot comprehend the extent
to which they suffered while protesting, and it would be ignorant of me to think that I
could understand. The many people who fought with Martin Luther King, Jr. for civil
rights understand something about this country that I am only beginning to discover. I
can only hope this shameful part of our history is never repeated.

I felt a sense of disgust and shame while reading about the events of the Civil Rights
struggle in Birmingham, Alabama. I have always heard that they would used dogs and water
hoses to push back crowds, but I always got the sense that it was some kind of chaotic
protesting on the part of the African Americans. I cannot believe that people who live in
a country based on freedom of speech and the other rights in the Constitution would try to
stop peaceful protests and demonstrations in such a manner. How could people think that
this kind of oppression was tolerable and that the blacks did not have a right and freedom
to protest?

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