generation would be. If I were living at this time, I would be really torn on what to do. Although I believe in equal rights for everyone, my friends or family may have had different views. I wouldn't want to put myself in any danger, so I probably would not fight for equal rights, but I would also not protest against the African Americans. I would have felt that if I wanted to remain safe, then I would have to hold back from doing what I believed was right. If I lived in the southern states during the Civil Rights Movement, I would try and always keep myself focused. With so much going on around me, and not being able to do anything to help, it would distract me from concentrating on my future. Since I do want to be an author when I grow up, I feel as though living through this would definitely get me writing. Instead of
worrying every day of what might happen, I would be able to put those thoughts on paper. Going to school would definitely be a challenge, especially if I went to a school that was starting to integrate. I feel as if everyone was so caught up in not allowing black Americans into all-white schools, that they stopped focusing on the big picture. Instead of focusing on learning, they were focused on preventing other children from learning. As difficult as the situation was, I do feel that I could've taken advantage of the place I was put in and turned it into a story.