The Umbrella Movement

The main goal of the “Umbrella Movement” was to reinforce the political sovereignty of Hong Kong after China demanded electoral candidates be screened with them before running for Hong Kong elections. The primary participants of the protests were college students from Hong Kong. There was also support abroad with students in Macau, another country...

Gay Rights Movement

Throughout history, homosexuality has been largely ignored or purposefully repressed. Psychologists like Sigmund Freud or Alfred Kinsey studied sexuality, but their efforts hardly changed the minds of people in the world. The Gay Rights Movement as a whole has had the help of many leaders and political figures, as well as different protests involving...

Women’s Suffrage Movement

The moment woman first entered the United States, they were considered submissive individuals and were primarily responsible for looking after domestic affairs. Years passed by and in 1848, women finally felt the need to speak their minds. A group of women, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, gathered in Seneca Falls, New...

Black Lives Matters Movement

Attribution: Victoria Pickering – Black Lives Matter Rally Chinatown, D.C. December 2015 The Black Lives Matters movement started in 2012 after George Zimmerman neighborhood watchman got acquitted for shooting and killing innocent Trayvon Martin. Though this wasn’t the first black shooting in American history is created an uproar – so much so that people...

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