Civil Rights Paper

1159 words - 5 pages

Barron Rogers
Union University

Civil Right Museum
As I look back on my experience at the Civil Rights museum, I would say that it would be one that I will never forget. Before I made that trip to the museum, I was trying to replay many of the things that I remember from visiting the museum as a younger boy. The only thing that came to my mind was the part about the white and colored people being in the restaurant and colored people were not allow to sit in the restaurant. This made me feel sad for the colored who had to experience getting beaten to death by white people; because they want to just get something to eat like the whites.
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Martin Luther King Jr was killed. The wreath that sits on the balcony was a replica of the original one that was place on the balcony on April 8, 1968.
As I entered the building that is attach to the Lorraine Motel, I was guided into a room were many different historical information is located on the walls. The thing that stood out the most in this room was the slave men who were chain at the ankles. I began to feel myself coming very emotional knowing that this is what the slaves went through. One of the passage stated that the men slaves were not clothed and had to walk around like that and chain at the ankle. I couldn’t imagine walking around and being chain at the ankle, not being able to have the freedom to go anywhere.
After leaving out this part of the museum, we were guided into a room were a video was showed. The video was about the history of the civil right museum and also about the different events that happen in history. Once the video was over we were told to go through a tunnel that leads us to another area of the Civil Rights Museum. The museum made it available to get on the bus that displayed a statue of Rosa Parks and the bus driver. I though this display was very unique and creative. The restaurant display was step up different from what I remember seeing when I was younger. I wanted to go sit down but in my mind I was asking myself is it okay to sit down. Not because this was in the museum but because I kind of felt like it’s not okay to set on the stools. I began to think back on some of the movies I have seen that related to slavery. For example the movie the Butler which displayed a scene where the college teens where beaten and spit on for sitting on the stool were colors weren’t allowed. As I continue to walk through the museum I came upon the prison cell of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This was a small one man cell, the mattress was very hard and seems uncomfortable to lay on. I couldn’t imagine sending one night in jail, especially back in them days.

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