Sweat

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Kalah Thompson
February 4, 2014
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Ms. JoDrafthnson

Just Believe
Most people think that the musical legend Pete Seeger wrote, “We Shall Overcome”. This song was around way before the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. In fact, this song was originated as a gospel song written by Rev. Charles Albert Tindley “I’ll Overcome Someday.” The song “We Shall Overcome” represents more than racial inequality, education, sexual discrimination, and peace. To me this song represents our past, our present, and our future.
Years ago, and yet still today there have been disputes on racial inequality. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated in his famous I Have a Dream Speech “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Although, we have not completely made it as Dr. King would have like to saw it; we are definitely on the road to recovery. Years ago many minorities did not even have the right to vote because of the color of their skin, but we overcame that major milestone. Our Ancestors, undergone a lot in the past from getting beaten, raped, executed, and even deserted by their slave masters. However, they kept their faith even though some days they couldn’t see their way out. The time and day we live in today has given women of the Twenty First Century more opportunities than it was years ago. Thinking about how hard they had it when education did not come as easy. Even certain jobs would not hire a woman yet along they could not vote, simply because of being a woman. As for Today, Women has overcame, dominated, and went above and beyond into becoming whatever it is that she wants to be. Education is the key to success, and we all now have that opportunity to have a better future and a more abundant life. The last verse of…...

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