The woman’s suffrage movement of the 1800s and early 1900s as well as the civil rights movements of the 1950s and the 1960s, even though they were made up of a multi-ethnic group of people, the two movements actually had multiple of similarities such as the same goals and concerns. Both group felt appressed by society and both groups demanded basic freedoms and equal opportunities. As both groups sough to have their demand met, other issues became the major national focus. The main difference between the two movements is the fact, that in achieving their goal, African-Americans were calling for the enforcement from the government of their voting rights and end to segregation which still existed in the South, while the suffragists were calling for the right to vote for women.
How can there be so much hate between humans with different skin color? This is the question Martin Luther King Jr. asked so many times during the war of Vietnam, hate between Americans and Africans, hate between Vietnamese and American, why did there have to be so much hate when there could be peace? In his speech "Beyond Vietnam- A Time to Break the Silence" King brings this serious issue to the attention of the people. With three key examples he must make his speech cogent in order to impact the crowd of listeners.
“ I have a dream that one day right here in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers ” said Martin Luther King on his “ I Have a Dream ” speech. It was on April 4th, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. King was staying at the Lorraine Motel when he was standing outside the balcony when he got shot in his neck. King was rushed to the hospital but died an hour later. The assassination of Martin Luther was unjust because he was a strong leader and he was non-violent; however some people believe his marches caused violence.
Inspiration can be found anywhere, from the littlest of moments to the most memorable human beings. Regardless of how come it is, Martin Luther King Jr. has always been an inspiration to me. MLK has proven himself to nobel, intelligent, and firm in his beliefs. I have always believed that violence is never the answer. MLK help improve the basic rights for African Americans without resorting to violence, instead MLK used nonviolent civil disobedience.
Violence cannot solve everything because in the aftermath, both parties suffer severely. We the people can effectively solve problems without losing a drop of blood, which is called civil disobedience. Instead of attacking directly, people can deteriorate the society insidiously through political, economic, or social means. Civil disobedience produces immense impact only if a group of people actively preach the idea and accept consequences of their actions. Everyone can write a speech and talk about what they believe is right for the society, but it is not easily accomplished if words are not backed up by action.
The Importance of Action John Ruskin was a famous artist and critic who composed multiple works including The Crown of Wild Olive in which the quote, “What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do,” is found. Ruskin is saying that thoughts, knowledge, or beliefs do not have very much significance and only action can lead to tangible results. The ideas in this statement have been shown to be correct throughout literature and history in To Kill a Mockingbird, “The Gettysburg Address,” and “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
In the articles "letter from Birmingham jail" by Martin Luther King jr & "speech at the March on Washington" by Josephine Baker . Each article provided different approaches to achieve true freedom, in a way that harms no one. In order for the people to achieve true freedom , society must achieve it through non violence. To begin with, the only way to achieve true freedom is through non violence.
Introduction and context about the speech. During the following work I will carry out an exhaustive analysis of the speech of Martin Luther King Jr. “I have a dream…” which is considered the most influential speech of the 20th century.
Ethics teaches us that we have a set of moral guidelines that enables us to from our conscience which then allows us to live a righteous life. One exemplary figure who was able to define what ethics is throughout his life, is Martin luther King. Martin Luther King Jr. was a minister, a civil rights activist, and a moral person. He fought for the rights of African Americans who were greatly prejudiced in America during the nineteen fifties and nineteen sixties. He fought to terminate segregation and to aid the African Americans who were subjected to bias within America.
Peaceful resistance has been around for ages. From Ghandi’s salt march to Dr. King’s sit-ins, acts of peaceful resistance represent the ordinary performing the extraordinary. It represents the masses standing up against injustice, whether that injustice affects them or not. As Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Injustice in society is a common enemy.