Historical UNHRC

African-American Movement

Under Secretary General: Abdullah Qureshi

Academic Assistant: Efe Coştu

academic assistant: Orhan Yıldırım

African Americans have at various times in United States history been referred to as African, colored, Negro, Afro-American, and black, as well as African American. They faced racism on different levels throughout the history. In 1950s, reforms occurred slowly and only after concerted activism by African Americans. These reforms also brought new momentum to the Civil Rights Movement, boycotts against segregated public transportation systems sprang up, the unforgettable incident occured most people know as the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. One of the leaders of the boycott, a young pastor named Martin Luther King, Jr., emerged as a prominent leader of the American civil rights movement. He had no idea on that time, after all these years the whole world will remember his legendary speech: “I Have A Dream” His dream led to a great nonviolent fight against slavery, discrimination and segragation. The Nobel Peace Prize winner activist assasinated in 1968 while he was planning a a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign. Will this movement need a new leader or are people ready to handle the injustice by their own? You are called to make your dreams come true in this committee. Remember, we are stronger when we unite against inequality!

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