Useful Notes Civil Rights Movement Discussion

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06:17:06 AM Jun 26th 2012
Before this was in Useful Notes, it had these examples. If anyone wants to make an article about it in YKTTW, feel free to use them.

In fiction:


  • In The Dark Tower series, Susannah was a Civil Rights activist.
  • In The Full Matilda, David is in the Black Panther Party and gets shot at a protest.
  • The Help, a book set in 1962, focusing on the lives of two African American maids and their white friend.
  • Naughts and Crosses depicts the Civil Rights movement, depicting both peaceful and violent acts of protest- while existing in an Alternate Universe where it is the white (the 'naughts') discriminated against by the blacks (the 'crosses').
  • Like many other great historical moments, the Movement is turned on its head by The Onion in Our Dumb Century, especially in the "transcript" of King's renowned speech, "I Had A Really Weird Dream Last Night."

Western Animation
  • Robert (Granddad) Freeman of The Boondocks had an involvement in the movement. He still held a grudge against Rosa Parks for "stealing his thunder" (he was sitting next to her on that bus and likewise refused to give up his seat, but the bus driver was only offended by Rosa's unwillingness to move, not his), and once showed up late to a march because he knew they would bring out the hoses and figured he'd bring a raincoat.

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