In the movie Selma, there were several historical fallacies which created controversial debates over how candid the movie industry must be to the the public. The film suggested that there was great skirmish about the bill of rights (which was officially signed and conceded into law on July 1964) between King and Johnson, it showed King continuously press an ostensibly resilient Johnson to proceed with the voting of the bill. But in fact, there was never any uncertainty that there would be a voting on the rights bill; the struggle was merely fictional and made no historical sense. King and Johnson had a remarkable relationship; two men from different backgrounds, responsibilities and constituencies, formed an alliance to pass the bill of rights. “This faux tension was clearly added to make the movie more dramatic” (‘Selma’ vs History, 2013).
There are strongly four elements in every movie; narrative, cinematography, editing and sounds. The narrative in both movies had the actual use of word that were prevalent in the 1960s such as the use of the word “cool” in “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner”. The narrative in “Selma” were as subtle as the movie. The cinematography was different as they were filmed in different times. Through the differences, the both movie showed how the racial oppression was present at that time and how people were having a hard time in accepting another race and culture.
The words that Abraham Lincoln spoke so long ago still apply to modern situations. One of the major messages that all men are created equal is especially important today. The conflict between African American youth and various police departments in the United States showcases that this message is still important. Young African American men and women are now protesting to be seen as a life that is valuable and just as deserving to live as their white counterparts. The comparison between the way Blacks were viewed during slavery and how Black youth feels they are viewed today is shockingly similar.
Also, women were not treated right , at the time men were bias to the idea of equality for women 's rights. Sojourner Truth was one of the very few women that stood up and contradicted mens ideas for women 's right and helped changed sexist points of view. Therefore , the Civil War redefined Americans perspective of equality, slavery, and women rights. The idea of equality has changed Americans way of thinking since the Civil War. For example in the Gettysburg Address it says 87 years ago America got its independence from britain, a new country made from the freedom of the people, and is committed to the idea that everyone is born similar (lincoln) Which means that 87 years ago America was founded and that in the preamble it states that all men are created equal.
By 1872, 1,510 African Americans held office in the southern states. Eight black men served together in the U.S. Congress in 1875. It was clear that the blacks were making progress, progress but it took just under a century to gain equality – even still having to deal with racism. I took until 1964, where is prohibited to discriminate based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. This is a substantially long time to gain equality and truly be
Without knowing these two men left a big mark on the world by not letting the so called “villains” stop them. Yet, many people think there mark was only left because of the villains who tried to take them down. Although Night and Killing lincoln share a different setting the common theme and conflict are similar. One of the ways Night and Killing Lincoln are similar is that they share a common theme. The theme is
Ruth Boro Professor Hernandez English 1302-71701 November 16, 2016 A Marxist Analysis of the film, Selma. Selma is a 2014 historical drama movie, written by Paul Webb and directed by Ava Duvernay, based on the events that took place in Selma to Montgomery in 1965 when African Americans were protesting and fighting for their legal right to vote. The marches were led by Martin Luther King, Jr and John Lewis. According to an article by Daniel D’addario, "the film examines a pivotal period in the last four years of King’s life,” (2015). According to Henry David Thoreau, “all men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable.”
The Civil War was a time period of social, political, and economic tensions. The North and South fought to decide whether to stop or continue slavery. Abraham Lincoln, the then president, addresses the two crowds before and after the war; however, in the second address, after the war, he uses specific literary devices to convey his message, of the need to end slavery. Abraham Lincoln uses varied sentence structure and appeals, in his succinct Second Inaugural Speech, to try to bring back harmony in the states and the abolitionment of slavery. Abraham Lincoln uses varied sentence structure to emphasize his message of harmony and abolition of slavery.
Historically speaking, except for a short time during reconstruction, African Americans in the South were denied basic political and economic rights. As a result of Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign in Selma, Alabama, the Voting Rights act of 1965 was passed. This act meant that literacy test, test used for voting discrimination against African Americans, were removed from voting requirements, as well as the poll tax, another tool used to keep African Americans from voting. Because of this, the percentage of black adults who registered to vote nearly doubled between 1964 and 1966. The ultimate goal of the movement was to achieve equality, and once African Americans were granted basic political rights, and could vote and participate in politics, their economic and social conditions would also slowly become better.
The movie Selma depicts a number of conflicts and power influences that was part of the process that led to the passing of the Voting Right Act in 1965. In addition to conflicts and power the movie showed a number of occasions in which leadership effectiveness was successful. The influence of conflict on an organization can be positive or negative but understanding the power dynamics of leadership will lead to success. This paper will cover conflicts in organization and how power dynamics affect leader success through negotiation.