Ronald Reagan: From Hollywood To The Oval Office

He Fought Racial Discrimination Before The Civil Rights Movement

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Perhaps thanks to his mother, Ronald Reagan saw the good in everyone. This trait helped him fight racial discrimination at a young age. While attending high school in Dixon, Reagan one time saw an inn refuse service to a group of African Americans. He invited them to come back home with him.

The next morning they woke up to homemade breakfast from his mother. This was around 1930, 30 years before the Civil Rights Movement began. Reagan would carry his belief in equality throughout his political career. As you’re about to see, he didn’t get involved in politics right away, he actually started his career as a radio broadcaster.