Malcolm X once said “Early in life [he] had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.” The Black Panther Party lived by this quote. The party rose from the foundations of Malcolm X. The party was much different from other civil rights movements. They went by direct confrontation. The Black Panther party, a very misunderstood but known civil rights party held a strong legacy.
The Black Panthers were a Black Power group that wanted equality for everyone. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense helped shape the Civil Rights movement immensely. Who they were, what their core beliefs were, and how they shaped the Civil Rights movement, and America today will be covered. The Black Panthers were originally started by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton. “Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.
African Americans have the ability to do as a white can do. The only difference between a black and white is the color of their skin. This realization made African American want to fight for equality. African Americans started the civil right movement Even after the Emancipation proclamation the African Americans in southern states, still had to deal with oppression, segregation and racial violence. Civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and others got tired of the law “separate but equal”.
During the tumultuous period of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, the goal for bettering the lives of African-Americans was desired by many. However, the means of attaining that goal, varied greatly among the representatives of the movement. The African-American civil rights efforts were spearheaded by men of peaceful protest for integration, such as Martin Luther King Jr., and in contrast leaders such as Malcolm X who expressed separatist ideals. Other groups of civil rights advocated took an outright violent approach, such as the Black Panthers. The first leader, Martin Luther King Jr., was a reverend from Atlanta, Georgia, who advocated peace and tolerance between all races.
On November 10th 1963 Malcom X ( Muslim Civil Rights Activist) delivered a speech to many African Americans attending the Northern Negro Grass Roots Conference. This speech would help in the fight for African American rights. Here Malcom X demonstrated how African Americans were being oppressed and directly exposed racism. This speech is important to history because it began to encourage people to act instead of wait. In Malcom X's speech he wants to encourage African Americans to stand up for themselves and he is also stating action needs to be taken.
In contrary to peaceful protest and marches led by Martin Luther King there were other leaders who had more radical approaches to protest. Amongst these radical leaders are Malcolm X, Robert Williams, and the Black Panthers. The Black Panthers, a group created by in 1966, by Huey P Newton and Bobby Seale protected black communities patrolling areas with loaded firearms, monitoring police activities involving blacks. Since they were known for carrying loaded firearms FBI Director J Edgar Hoover considered the Black Panthers “the greatest threat to the internal security of the United States” (To Determine the Destiny of Our Black Community). The Black Panthers created the Ten-Point Program.
I guess when you ask the question, was the Reconstruction a success or a failure? It all depends how you look at it. Laws that were set up weren’t always followed correctly, but laws were still being set up to protect African Americans rights. It must have been a success because now today, they are known as citizens and have the right to vote. But then again, the rise of the Klu Klux Klan and other white supremacy groups, in combination with the Black Codes, began to intimidate freed slaves and push back their civil liberties.
The Jim Crow Laws made a system for segregation using legal laws (Carson and Bonk). The segregation started out as something called the Black Codes, which was similar to the Jim Crow Laws but was not as enforced. The Jim Crow Laws were later created and enforced throughout the United States, mostly in the south. The Black Laws made it easier for police to arrest blacks, but the Jim Crow Laws created segregation in everyday life. Blacks did not have the full privilege of an American citizen until a century after the civil war ended (Sharp).
Many African Americans are still getting treated equally as of today. In nowadays we do have a program called ‘’BLACK LIVES MATTER ‘’. This program started in 2013 originally goes on in the black neighborhoods.It is based on the racism still going on and speaking aloud about them.They protest in the group speaking against police killings of black people, broader issues such as racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality in United States criminal justice system.The author’s point of this paper is to show how racism is still going on in today’s world. There are many more ways and examples the author can explain and show how racism is going on
This incident wasn’t the first but it was one of the most well known as the image of the brutalized face of Emmett Till was publicised. (As seen in Source 1) Emmett Till's death had a influential effect on Mississippi civil rights campaigners. Medgar Evers, then an NAACP field officer in Jackson, Mississippi, advised the NAACP national leadership to take action, and along with NAACP field workers Ruby Hurley and Amzie Moore, led a stealthy search for black onlookers willing to take the risk to present
Black organizations promote racial equality in a variety of ways. Professor small states that black people would be “far worse off than they are at the present time” had it not been for the resiliency of activists. Black organizations date as far back as slavery and have been helping to promote equality all the way up to present day. At the time of slavery, Black organizations led revolts, organized meetings and other types of community engagement to champion black humanity and end racist restrictions. These organizations started as churches and religious groups during the 1860’s which evolved into what we have today.
Even though, they had made some progression from since slavery, but majority of them lived in poverty as the whites continue to reap the benefits of white privileges. Therefore, they were looking for a way to express their frustration and the black power movement gave them that microphone because they felt it was time for them to benefit from the years of hard work. The African Americans had tried non-violence under Dr. Martin Luther King and the believe they should leave no stone unturned when dealing with equality. The Black Power Movement was viewed as a success as such groups as the Black Panther Party gained local support in urban neighborhoods for their advocacy, black control of political and economic institutions that they led an effort to build black pride and self-esteem (Robin D. G. Kelley, 2000, p.