Benjamin Mays, the youngest of eight children, born August 1, 1894 near Epworth, South Carolina was raised on a cotton farm and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Bates College in Main. He served as a pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church from 1921-1923 in Atlanta, Georgia. Recruited by Morehouse President John Hope, Mays would join the faculty as a mathematics teacher and debate coach. He became the president Morehouse College in 1920 and launched a 27-year tenure that shepherded the institution into international prominence.
Civil rights helped a lot of people during the rough 1930s-1960s. Many people struggled during this time period. Some people even lost their lives fighting for their rights. Jimmie Lee Jackson stood against segregation and dedicated his life to his rights. Jimmie Lee Jackson made a big impact in the civil rights time.
People will remember the 1960’s as the year of freedom. The years that ended segregation. Although that is what people were hoping for back then, it did not necessarily happen that easily. In 1963, two very persuasive people spoke up about segregation and left a mark on peoples lives. George C. Wallace and Martin Luther King Jr. both had very strong viewpoints.
In the summer of 1964, a movement called freedom summer took place which was an activist movement to get African Americans in the southern states to vote. The movement was led by an activist group called Congress on Racial Equality or CORE. Three civil rights workers were killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan. On June 21,1964, the three activist movements were declared deceased.
For almost half a century, Andrew Young has worked for the social, political and economic advancement of oppressed people around the world. He joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1961 as director of the organization's Citizenship Schools, joining veteran activist Septima Clark to teach literacy and leadership skills to rural southern black women and men. Young was an aide to Martin Luther King, Jr. and a thoughtful strategist for some of the most important protests, including the Birmingham campaign and March on Washington in 1963. Young served as executive director of SCLC (1964-1968). He helped draft the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, and passed on April 4, 1968. His father was a pastor at a catholic church and was the co-pastor. Martin went to school in Georgia and he graduated from school at the age of fifteen. He attended Morehouse College, which is a distinguished Negro in Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951.
Martin Luther king contributed significantly to the civil rights movement in the 20th century, through his non- violent approach to remove racial and social discrimination. Martin Luther king was born in Atlanta, Georgia, he had been risen from poor beginnings. He was the middle child of a family in rural Georgia. His father was an alcoholic and was very much aggressive as a result, king escaped from his home. He started preaching as a social rights advocate in 1926 and became a pastor of a church called Ebenezer Baptist church which was small and had only 13 members.
Andrew Young was born into a middle class family in New Orleans, and from a young age he knew what he believed in and was always very passionate about it. He was a very important civil rights leader, and still is today. Throughout his life he has made some amazing accomplishments, gotten incredible awards, and has made major changes in the civil rights movement. Andrew Jackson Young Jr. was born on March 12th, 1932. He was born into a middle class family in New Orleans, Louisiana during the Great Depression.
From the sprout of the Freedom Movement (1954 - 1968) to the unfortunate and tragic death of a daring and loving leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Movement perceives the life of man in his struggle in seeking freedom from the plague of anguishing distress that affects the African American community in America. All written by Lillie Patterson, author of similar biographies such as Booker T. Washington: Leader of His People and Coretta Scott King, this book conveys the detailed events and situations that Martin Luther King, Jr. and his nonviolent fighters experienced on their road to freedom. Patterson’s storytelling style of biographies earned her several awards including the Living Maker of Negro History Award from the sorority
Martin Luther King Jr. spent his days fighting for the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Knowing the dangers of those who oppose him, King travels to Memphis, Tennessee to deliver “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech to the sanitary workers. In his speech, King utilizes words with heavy connotation and paralipsis, as well as several others, in order to unite the people and proclaim nonviolence rebellion. Martin Luther King Jr. begins by alluding to the Bible before the crowd in order to make his message more relatable and clarify his objective; saying, “I would take my mental flight by Egypt and I would watch God’s children in their magnificent trek from the dark dungeons of Egypt through, or rather across the Red Sea, through the wilderness on toward the promise land.” He continues using repetition to rally the people and affirm his support, saying, “I wouldn’t stop there,” when referring to places and times that he could go to help the cause.
MLK MLK was born on january 15, 1929 and passed away on april 4 1968. At the age of five, Martin Luther King Jr. began school at Yonge Street Elementary School in Atlanta. This, however, was before the legal school entrance age of six; Martin was not allowed to continue his education until he turned six years old. Following his education at Yonge Street Elementary School, he attended David T. Howard Elementary School.
The Man who freed the African Americans “The time is always right to do something right.” This quote was said by a man named Martin Luther King Jr. a man who helped African Americans from their social injustices in the United States of America. His life was interesting from his early year, to his influential years, and to his death. During King’s early years he was a gifted student who wasn’t sure if he wanted to follow his father’s footsteps of becoming a pastor. He was born on January 15, 1929 he was the child of Michael King Sr. and
The Protestant Preachers began to attack individual sins like drinking and believed that wealth should be distributed to people in need. Walter Rauschenbusch and Washing Gladden believed power and wealth should be equal and competition was not Christian like. Their efforts looked to expand the church’s appeal to the lower class citizens. They wanted to make the lower class more aware of their morals and to live as Jesus would live. The churches began to establish programs for lower class citizens to alleviate poverty, fight child labor, and make better housing available to those in need.