Freedom Fighters

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Since humans began their lives on this earth, there has almost always been the presence of hate. People have hated each other because of the way that they live their lives, the way they act, and in countless times, only because of the color of their skin. Here, we have seen the United States discriminate against almost every race; Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and Japanese. Native-Americans, and African-Americans are two groups of people that have probably endured the most discrimination. Native-Americans were pushed out of their land, forced to live in reservations and in many cases give up their unique culture. African-Americans were brought to the United States for white people to use as slaves; even after slavery was banned they were still given almost no rights.

While I am sure that almost all Native- Americans and African- Americans wanted to end the discrimination that was going on, not many people stepped forward to fight for their rights, and freedom. Rosa Parks, and Nat Turner were two African-Americans from two different periods of time, and both used different methods of fighting for what they believed in, but still worked to change how they were being treated. Crazy Horse was a Native-American that used methods similar to Nat Turners to fight for the rights of his people, and their land. Together, these three remarkable people worked to change the way that they were being treated, they were determined to lead the lives that they believed they deserved to lead.

One day in 1841 in Bear Butte, South Dakota, somewhere around the Black Hills a child who would become one of the most respected Indian chiefs was born to the Oglala Sioux Indians (Kallen 70). This child who was first called Curly because his hair grew in waves, would become known as Crazy Horse because he charged through the arrows of another tribe that the Sioux were fighting (Kallen 77). This was not to be Crazy Horse's last a... Continue Reading