Even though Mandela became president, he didn’t do as much as Chavez did. Cesar and Mandela both got arrested for their political activities. Cesar made a bigger impact than Nelson Mandela. They were both leaders in a groups that stood up for human rights.. Both Cesar and Nelson did all they could to help their community and never gave up.
Gandhi created a revolution of change in India. He had an enormous impact that forever that vibrant country, and he did it all with nonviolence. Gandhi led people and taught them to stand up for themselves and in the process made India a free and independent country. The unfair treatment would no longer stand, it was time for change. The nonviolence policy worked because Gandhi did not give in, he accepted punishment and responsibility, and his followers were loyal.
Martin Luther King Jr. felt the need to address the concerns of his criticizers who thought that his actions were misguided and impetuous. In his letter, Martin Luther King Jr. stands by his actions in protesting signs that promoted segregation along with businesses of the same mind. He felt he had a duty to all African American people to
Throughout history, African-Americans had been denied basic human rights. In the 1900s the black community dealt with challenges, such as segregated schools, buses, bathrooms and racial oppression based upon their skin color. In the 1950s and 60s, mass nonviolent protests were organized by major Civil Rights groups and the roadway to racial equality was underway. The March on Washington was one of the most well-known protests that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement. Organized by the NAACP and the SCLC, the March on Washington was to show the obstacles black people had to face, such as not having economic equality, segregated schools causing an unfair disability to gain an education, and to try to gain voting rights.
He wrote the famous, “I Have a Dream” speech and the “Letter From Birmingham Jail”. Dr. King stood in front of many people and gave his speech, which was created to strike the people’s emotions of how African Americans suffered and why they wanted a change. In contrast, the letter was created to show the reasoning behind wanting a change, because he was writing to his fellow clergymen who said his actions were unwise and untimely. In Dr. King’s speech and letter, he uses rhetorical appeals many times to compel the feelings and reasoning behind the civil rights movement. In Dr. King’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream” he appealed to the audiences’ emotions about the topic of inequality and he proved his logic and reasoning for the Civil Rights movement.
In the United States, specific groups, such as the KKK, were responsible for the injustice of nonwhite people. However in South Africa, the oppression was a legal problem and was run by the government. Malcolm X had to stand up for what he believed against a large and powerful group of people while Nelson Mandela had to defy the entire South African government to make a change. Without these men taking a stand, the world would not be how it is today. Both men did the impossible and fought against their societies for freedom of blacks and all
A lot of the freedom riders were forced to take part in local churches and Around three hundred freedom riders were arrested and held in southern jails. Federal marshals went to Montgomery. More riders had continued to show there respect and continued to ride within the six months and the Kennedy administration had taken control and the freedom ride movement had succeeded. In conclusion the freedom riders changed society in many ways others couldn't imagine. They took beatings , they had to fight because others were scared, they also had to put up with death because they wanted to stand up for what they believed in.
Not many people today, nor back then really agreed on many things such as should wars happen, the way the government should be taken care of, and who should run for office. However, Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela thought otherwise. These three intellectual individuals reflect the spirt of optimism and individualism, however only Gandhi and Nelson Mandela made a true change for their community. Many people might know Henry David Thoreau because of his famous essay titled “Civil Disobedience”. In this essay Thoreau describes how he doesn’t want to be part of a nation that declares that they’re an “equal” government that declares they’re being “equal” when really majority always ruled.
He explains that nonviolence is the quickest way to change the lives of many Americans. King showed people that in order to achieve your goals, you will have to work for it in a righteous way, even though it is much simpler to take the easy way out by using violence. Without Martin Luther King Jr.’s peaceful wisdom, Americans, regardless of their diversities, would not be experiencing many of the freedoms we have today. As one may see, King was true leader of the civil rights
Malcolm X’s assassination was not justified because he was an activist for equality, and a symbol of change; however, many people blame him for causing riots. Even though people blame him for causing and condemning the riots, it is believed that he lead our country through a time filled with chaos and travesty. Malcolm X had one main goal and it was for blacks and whites to be truly and wholeheartedly equal. One way he planned to achieve this was to preach and cause a surge in black pride. He coined the term Black Power in order to improve the black community and help black people realize their true potential and recognize that they were a proud people