Lashundra Jones_Unit 9 Assignment_SS310

Lashundra Jones_Unit 9 Assignment_SS310 - Events of the 60s...

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Events of the 60’s that Changed the Present Events of the 60’s that Changed the Present Lashundra Jones Kaplan University SS310-12 Professor Fournier July 11, 2010 1
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Events of the 60’s that Changed the Present Events of the 60’s that Changed the Present The sixties were full of psychedelic music, hippies, the Vietnam War, Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, sexual freedom, the Civil Rights movement and the assassination of some important figures in this country. But through all the trials and tribulation of our fellow Americans paved the way for a scared country to open their hearts and minds to change! There are a lot of things that in my personal life that could have possible turned out differently had the events of the 60’s never occurred. For me as a women not being able to vote to not being able to have this computer to type my paper and to not being able to walk in the front door of a restaurant and sit where I wanted to sit. Had the bus boycotts of the 60’s never occurred, I would not have been able to sit in the front of the bus when I was coming home one day from work. It was hot and I had worked all day at the theatre and was ready to sit down. Well when I got on the bus there was a seat right up front next to the driver so I took it and it felt so good to sit down. A couple of stops later a Caucasian woman got on the bus, she was a little older than me and if it had not been for the events that took place in Alabama I would have had to give my seat up to someone that looked like they had just left their house. The boycotts ensure that I as well as millions of others are able to sit anywhere we want on a bus or any other transportation. Another personal experience would focus on the sit-ins that took place in Greensboro, NC that took place and Woolworths counter (Farber, 1994.) I happen to be out with my sister and my mother for lunch. To start the whole situation off wrong, the hostess did not seat us before she seated three Caucasian gentlemen in suits. My family and I had not given it much notice because we figured maybe they had called ahead. And the last thing I like to do is pull the race card. When we were finally seated, the hostess 2
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Events of the 60’s that Changed the Present sat us all the way in the back by the kitchen, next to the bathroom. Needless to say, this did not go over very well with my mom especially since there were ample amounts of tables toward the center and front of the bistro. We asked to move, but all we were told was that this was the best area for our waiter to bounce between tables and they were very short staffed. While we understood their issue because we have all worked in retail or the restaurant business before; we also felt that customer satisfaction should not be over looked just to eliminate a little extra work for the staff. My mother asked to see the
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