The meaning of July fourth for the negro’s is a speech. Fredrick Douglass had produced it and created it. Fredrick Douglass had wrote the speech in the pre-civil war decade in 1850-1860. This speech was created in July the fifth in 1852. This speech was created for the slaves because what was the slaves for, for the Fourth of July.
However, the another tactic of rebelling is ineffective because even if the slave outnumbers the Anglo- American there were many obstacles to conquer with no weapons, lack of knowledge of area location, and fear of the consequences of death. Walter’s strategies of influencing African American exist today with many speakers. Unlike Walker, Maria Stewart addresses the audience of an African American women society with a method of challenging them to cause for action and answer to the advancement of ending slavery. In fact, the use of the Bible and religion was a tool for a guide to performing this task which was unsuccessful. There was a different barrier that Stewart endures as a speaker they are race and gender.
Anne Moody had a tumultuous childhood. She feared and had to endure all the racial tensions that were in her own community. Besides facing all the racial slurs and hate she didn’t let that stop her from being a popular student and being on the basketball team. She later earned an athletic scholarship at the two-year junior college Natchez College and later earned another scholarship for her outstand academics to Tougaloo College where she graduated in 1964. Once she graduated college she worked at Corrnell University as its civil rights project coordinator.
White Lies by Natasha Trethewey is a poem about a girl that struggle to find her identity. Identifying our self in society sometimes can be difficult, but having multiple racial backgrounds can make it twice as difficult. Trethewey was born in 1966 to a white father and a black mother in Mississippi where at the time it was illegal the interracial marriage. Therefore, we can infer she is the girl she refers to in the poem. In the poem, the author talks about her childhood and how difficult was for her growing up being half white half black.
Analysis of “Shiloh” In the short story, “Shiloh,” by Bobbi Ann Mason, published in, Shiloh and Other Stories, a woman named Norma Jean explores the ideas of female power and independence in the 1980s. She takes up body building, piano and furthers her education in an attempt to gain freedom. The relationship Norma Jean has with her husband, Leroy, is not considered normal because Norma Jean does a substantial part of the money because Leroy can no longer work. He sustained a leg injury that left him unable to fulfill typical male roles in a relationship. Because “Shiloh” reveals atypical gender roles, Norma Jean gains the physical and mental strength to start the new life she has always aspired to begin.
In the reading, What Has Happened Here by Elsa Brown, the author argues about how racial backgrounds are ignored in society. Furthermore, Brown also scrutinize how in feminist movements there are differences between black and white women. What I most found interesting from the text was the sexual harassment case Brown talked about and how Anita’s Hill race was not prevalent in case, for example, Brown stated “When Prof. Hill testified, a number of women rallied to support her…however (they) ignored the fact that she is a Black women, the thirteenth child of Oklahoma farmers, or treated these as merely descriptive or incidental matters” (302). In addition, the media also did not take into account her racial background because in the papers they
When people read southern authors, sometimes readers who aren’t used to the southern culture could find themselves feeling uncomfortable, shocked, or even offended by the derogatory use of language in these specific works. We most certainly find the use of degrading words and labels in the work Revelation by Flannery O 'Conner. Ruby Turpin uses these terms throughout the entire story, even at the end of the story after she’s had her epiphany, Mrs. Turpin continues the use of these descriptive nouns, probably because she has no other terms to use because she can’t get rid of her bad habits. Her growth is showed more in her thoughtful attitude than in her not so thoughtful choice of words. Mrs. Turpin is full of arrogance, hatred, and racism
The 1970s were a rough year for African-Americans, still fighting for social and political rights in the United States. Consequently, women still did not receive equal rights. However, in 1972, “Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution, which reads: ‘Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex’ (History.com Staff).” Out of the thirty-eight necessary states only twenty-two ratified it right away, it was relieving for the moment because the feminist advocates had been trying to be ratified since 1923. The First African-American woman elected into Congress was Shirley Chisholm. This moment opened doors for African-American women that they thought would never have a chance.
The movie clearly exposes the many ways that the human dignity of African- American maids was ignored. They had suffered daily embarrassment but were able to claim their own way dignity. The film described about empowerment of individuals as well as about social justice for a group. It is a moving story depicting dehumanization in a racist culture but also the ability to move beyond the unjust structures of society and to declare the value of every human being. A young college graduate, Skeeter, returns home to be with her ailing mother, and in her ambition to succeed as a writer, turns to the black maids she knows.