Time travel is something that people rarely think about. Going back to a time in history is exciting; I would love to bounce around throughout history and see what life was really like. I am proud to be chosen by the agency to for the opportunity to visit a period in history. My mother has always says, “if you don’t know your history, you won’t know where you are going”. I did not have to think long and hard about the period I want to visit. I would like to visit is the 1960’s in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. Even though this movement is not greatly discussed in the history books, it does have great significance.
The Civil Rights Movement was a worldwide political movement for equality before the law during the 1950’s and 1960’s. The Civil Rights Movement was a period in time when great leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King were fighting for the equal rights and justice for all people. The main reason this time in history is worth visiting is that I would have had the chance to try and make a difference in the lives of the people by being a part of the movement. I know that everything about the movement was not fun and exciting, but the just to be in the company of and assist those on the forefront would have been interesting and exciting. I would have loved to attend the March on Washington, hear Dr. King’s great speeches, meet people like Rosa Parks, march for the rights of people, and work for the movement in any capacity. The Civil Rights movement was about achieving change. Even though this movement did not fully achieve its goals, the efforts of the movement did lead to improvements in the legal and equal rights not only African-Americans or other oppressed groups of people, but all people. Visiting this time in history would give me a better perspective on the movement, this country and the people who started and continued the movement after the death of Dr. King. The men and women of this movement are extraordinary and...
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