MC 112 (Analysis) - Deep In the Heart vs. Momma Told Me Not...

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Deep In the Heart vs. Momma Told Me Not To Go The polarities between Simmons and Hubbard can be attributed to each of their backgrounds. Although only a decade apart, their upbringing and age gap gave them a different outlook on what their role would be in the civil rights movement. Hubbard went through the depression and felt there were few African American heroes for his generation. Simmons grew up relatively comfortable and looked up to various male and female African Americans. Hubbard felt the black children of the 50’s and 60’s strove higher than his peers did—attributing it to the civil rights legislation passed. (pg.128) Simmons had been told since grade school to reach for any of her dreams because they were attainable—she did just that. Hubbard took more of a skeptical, hands-off approach while Simmons was operating in the heart of the movement. Growing up in the segregated south, Simmons and Hubbard both realized the education was the key to upward mobility. Simmons was able to attain a full paid
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MC 112 (Analysis) - Deep In the Heart vs. Momma Told Me Not...

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