DuBois did not believe that work alone would bring about racial equality. He believed education and the agitation by a black elite that would demand equality would be a more effective means of change. DuBois established the Niagara Movement and helped to found the NAACP. He was determined to prove that the Constitution guaranteed civil and political rights to all Americans, including the Negro. DuBois was appalled by Roosevelt’s reaction to the Brownsville Affray and encouraged blacks to register to vote and remember the Republican reaction and response to Brownsville as they voted in the next presidential election.
The strong voice of Dr. King is seen throughout the letter and his tone is used to display his feeling of desegregation. While using emotion to have a sympathy feeling in his audience and show them the life of an African American during that time. Even though emotion was used Martin Luther King still used logic to explain unjust laws and use example of history to connect with the discrimination going on towards African Americans. To add an extra rhetorical device he used repetition to convey the key points in his letter. From the end of this letter Martin Luther King leaves his audience with the ways to demonstrate ones point through rhetorical devices and his motivation towards racial
Education is Power The Civil Rights Movement took place during the mid-1950s and late 1960s where African Americans protested against the injustice of not receiving the same civil liberties as white Americans. Activists who took part in the Civil Rights Movement, used a non-violent approach to protesting such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro sit-ins, and the march from Selma to Montgomery in order to bring about equality. African Americans began to receive equality as shown by the implementation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. In Malcolm X’s, “Learning to Read”, he encourages his audience to learn from his mistakes through stories of his background that reflect his beliefs that under-educated people need to become aware of the less than positive history of the oppression of African Americans if they plan on attaining their freedom.
Malcolm X delivered a powerful speech on April 3, 1964 at the Congress of Racial Equality in Cleveland, Ohio. Black people in America came together to receive motivation to fight for equality. In this speech Malcolm X inspires black people to take a stance and fight for their civil rights. Malcolm X uses rhetorical techniques to persuade his audience to push for equality between races.
Malcolm X once said, “Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery”. In the preceding quote, Malcolm X is explaining his threatening proposal of black nationalism. During the 1960s Malcolm X believed that African Americans were not being treated properly and that they must unite and take up arms if they fail to get what they want. Essentially, they were being politically oppressed. Despite the fact the fifteenth amendment was in place at the time, blacks in America were faced with political barriers when attempting to vote.
Du Bois’s “Of Our Spiritual Strivings” and Washington’s “Atlanta Compromise Speech” Both use rhetoric to advance their point of views. To begin with, Du Bois’ “Of Our Spiritual Strivings” utilizes rhetoric to advance his point of view. The
When the narrator was in Harlem, the narrator garners a better articulation of himself. The Brotherhood, which is a fictional version of many civil rights groups that sought to achieve social and economic equality, held many acts and speeches. The narrator was at one point the leader of the Harlem division, which shows a similarity to Nation of Islam. The narrator was peaceful, like Martin Luther King, but his competing ally, Ras the Destroyer was more aggressive, like Malcolm X. He believed that they had to “fight for the liberty of the black people” (Ellison 375) and that the power must be placed back into the hand of black folk in order for them to form their own identity. Ras evened envisioned the identity when he highlights “black intelligence” (Ellison 375).
Thurgood Marshall played a part in the change through his rulings on the Supreme Court and by helping defend others like on the decisive Supreme Court case “Brown v. The Board of Education”. As Marshall stated once "The position of the Negro today in America is the tragic but inevitable consequence of centuries of unequal treatment . . . In light of the sorry history of discrimination and its devastating impact on the lives of Negroes, bringing the Negro into the mainstream of American life should be a state interest of the highest order. To fail to do so is to ensure that America will forever remain a divided society" (“The man who turned racism into history THE LAW’If white supremacy has subsided in the United States, it’s largely due to Thurgood Marshall of the Supreme Court.”, par 10). African Americans were mistreated, viewed as lower class, and were not equal in the eyes of the people or the law.
The NAACP did it to Deneen Borelli when they wouldn’t allow her to have a booth at one of their national conferences. The Smithsonian National Museum Of African American History And Culture did it with Clarence Thomas when they neglected to feature him in their exhibits. The left has continuously tried to keep black conservatives from reaching their treasured voting base. That’s why they respond so aggressively when a black conservative manages to get some attention.
If we remain silent because of our timidity, we will allow the bullies and offenders to get away with it.” This proves that you should stand up for what you believe is right. This proves that you shouldn’t sit back and just watch while the injustice is happening in front of
Countless battles have been fought on American soil, some with weapons, but most with words, opinions, and selfless actions. These memoirs tell the stories of Malcolm X and Ulrich and how they affected their respective movements. Malcolm X is one of the most famous and well known advocates of the civil rights movement. He has inspired many to stand up for their race, and to not be put down for the color of their skin. Much like Malcolm X, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is a famous and well known figure head in the fight for equality.
Civil disobedience has been an enormous event throughout American history, but is currently increasing in our daily lives. I believe that protesting against the laws in a peaceful manner is an appropriate and a brilliant idea to get your opinions across to the American people. If certain causes or people are violent about their opinions, nobody would want to follow them because of the ignorance involved. When I see violence in a protest, I instantly disagree with their fight due to the forcefulness and viciousness of their cause. We need to conduct ourselves in a professional manner when expressing what we believe in, if you do not, people will not take you seriously.