LEAD-IN - SUMMARY • Loosely based on the real life of Eugene Allen • Grew up in the 1920s as a domestic servant for the white family • In the 1950s he becomes a butler in the White House • His son (Louis) struggle for a just world
THE TRAILER • Watch in YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUA7rr0bOcc
LEGAL POINT • Slavery • It was the age of slavery and triangular trade in the fifteenth century • in December 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man : she was arrested • Rights of black people • Wage : In this fils, Cecil Gaines asked that would be equal to the wage white people were earning. • Right to vote • Apartheid • "the state of being apart“ • a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the National Party governments
LEGAL POINT • Advance: • Slavery abolished in 1865 The thirteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America : "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude of any kind can not exist in the United States, or in any place subject to their jurisdiction“ December 18, 1865 • Martin Luther King ; “I have a dream” in 1963 • Right to vote : 15 e amendment
CONCLUSION • The right to vote was granted to African Americans by the 15th Amendment. But it took more than 90 years of struggle, to make it true. • Some racial discrimination persists in the United States .