Have Nothing To Lose But Our Chains
by Brooke Ariel Baker, DREAM TEEN Magazine direction leads towards a path where my children will only readad about police brutality. Raciall profiling will not plague my people and equality in our justice system will finally be realized. I am not violent. I am resilient.
Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.