Woodson did that contributed to Black History was invented Black History Month. He believed that education and building up social and professional contacts among the black and white people could reduce racism. He also promoted the organized study of African-American history partly for that purpose. He later promoted the first Negro History Week in Washington, D.C., in 1926, that later would become Black History Month. He did it to coincide with the marking birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
“The originator of the March on Washington in 1963, Randolph aimed to obtain government sponsorship of black jobs.” (History). Randolph’s understanding of the economic needs of blacks predated the riots that drew the nation’s attention to them. He also became a critic of the black power movement, which he believed was programmatically bankrupt. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement. The victory made Randolph the leading black figure in the labor
This shows the audience how African American children feel when living in a country made on the premise of equality, but feeling anything but equal to their Caucasian peers. He uses the audience's emotional vulnerability to make his argument stronger and more convincing. Another strategy used it appealing the audiences logical side. Baldwin uses this strategy primarily at the end of his speech to share the consequences of segregation. This can be seen in the last line of the speech when he states “America is not the world and if America is going to become a nation, she must find a way-and this child must help her to find a way-to use the tremendous potential and tremendous energy which this child represents.
Two Great Men “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”- Thomas a. Edison Frederick Douglas and Booker T. Washington were both amazing civil rights activists. Frederick Douglas was a runaway slave who worked to end slavery. Booker T. Washington was a slave who was freed after the Civil Was; he spent his life bettering his race by educating African-Americans. Both of these great men had a huge impact on America.
Booker T. Washington actively promoted economic collaboration of blacks and whites. He also encouraged them to pursue studies in higher education and entrepreneurship. In his famous speech known as the Atlanta Compromise Washington asked blacks to not retaliate with violence against the Jim Crow Laws, Discrimination, or other types of racist behavior. He requested that blacks pursue higher studies. This was met with fierce criticism from DuBois and in response DuBois founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to challenge Washington’s views and gain national momentum for his stance.
He allowed the world to his knowledge, experience, and failures but it’s these monumental events that has landed him a spot in America’s long- lasting history. William Edward Burghardt DuBois was born on February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts .DuBois grew up only knowing the influence of his mother, he didn’t have much of a father around being that his father passed away when he was younger. To help his mother he worked in a factory after school to bring in extra income. Despite working he maintained high grades and remained top of his class and also found time to publish his first story in the community newspaper. When DuBois turned 15 he become the first African American to graduate from Great Barrington High.
Yet Caucasian colleges were still getting more state funding. I would have thought after the civil war colleges would be prompted to bring together all races and have more funding. Another Surprising finding was about the Alabama Tuskegee Institute. I found it interesting that they taught African-American men how to save their money, what to buy what they can live without
Washington too believed in America, but in a slightly different way. The story of his life, growing up as a slave and becoming one of the most powerful African American public figures by the end of the 1800’s, shows the idea of the American Dream. He stressed hard work and perseverance to African Americans in order to rise up as he did. As expressed through his speech later entitled the “Atlanta Compromise”, Washington believed that black people should not speak out against racial oppression in turn for education in vocational trades. In his speech, Washington said that “No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.” (Atlanta Compromise, 4) He believed that these self-help skills would make the African American population a stronger workforce and therefore enable them to earn money and elevate themselves through hard work and purchase of material
Civil Rights Compare and Contrast In the early 1960’s Martin Luther King Jr. and George Wallace both gave speeches on civil and equal rights, and segregation issues going on at that time. Martin Luther King Jr wanted segregation to end. George Wallace wanted to run for presidency even though he was a liberal judge he used pro-segregation as a platform to gain the southern vote. They both had similarities and differences in Kairos, Ethos, Logos and Pathos. Dr. King and George Wallace had great timeliness for giving their speech, Kairos is the use of timeliness “ the right place and the right time.” (schoology.com) Both men used this point in time to give their speech because it was the beginning of the civil rights movement which benefited both men for different reasons.
Education is an outlet to create better opportunities but most importantly to build on knowledge, career and any sort of higher platform. Education is valued in my household and in my family’s native country, Haiti. Growing up I was forced to read and write every night before going to bed. This was a constant exercise I held on until I started high school. If it were anyone who drilled me into reading and writing it would be my grandfather.