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Segregated water fountains (1950)

A sign of resistance?

So I’ve been asked in this task to make a few comments about what I have done but I really don’t think theres much to be said. By changing it around to make him drink out of the white fountain it shows he doesn’t believe in the system and will drink from where he wants. If this happened in the 1950’s this would have been huge news and a big step in the fight for racial equality. If it wasn’t for the people that I have portrayed here then the fight for racial equality would not have been as strong as it was. You don’t need to just acknowledge the big fighters for racial equality but everyone that was involved which included millions of people all over the world. The picture is just a little thought provoker and begs the question; What is he really doing wrong?

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