Both of these men were similar, but also had their differences. They had accomplished many things in their life times. Abraham Lincoln is a well known man, for his presidency and influence in Slavery. Lincoln was born on February twelfth, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. His siblings were Sarah Lincoln and Thomas Lincoln Jr, named after his father.
Race is what set the Africans apart from the Americans and that difference was the reason behind the large amounts of discrimination that they faced. African Americans were largely discriminated against by white society, including being harshly targeted by the Ku Klux Klan, or the KKK. The KKK was initially a social club, but eventually grew to be a way to intimidate African Americans. The KKK’s intentions were to target African Americans whose standing was growing in America. The KKK is a big example of how whites believed that they were far more superior than those who they lived around.
Two Civil Rights leaders who had the same dream, and a goal they wanted to achieve making equality possible in America. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were both strong leaders, but had different views, religious outlooks, background, and were both assassinated in their prime. Martin Luther King Jr. grew up in Atlanta Georgia raised by his reverend mother Alberta Williams King, and his reverend father Martin Luther King Sr. The King family lived in a middle-class black section of the largest city in the south of Atlanta Georgia surrounded by lawyers, doctors, teachers, and black business owners. Martin Luther King Jr. was well educated he graduated Booker T. Washington high school at the age of 15 years old and attended college at Morehouse college.
Introduction Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) served as the 16th President of the United States. He led the United States during the Civil War, a war that put the moral and political foundations of the United States in danger. He is known as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents by the scholars the world over. Lincoln was born in Kentucky and was a lawyer. He was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1834 to 1846.
Bryce Reagan 2/10/2015 75 Argumentative Speech Martin Luther King Jr. "The time is always right to do what is right". Martin Luther King was not happy with segregation, so he spoke up and gave African Americans a voice. Martin Luther King Jr. is the most effective citizen of the 20th century because he is brave determined and a leader. Martin Luther King Jr, was born on January, 15, 1929 and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the leader of the Civil Rights Movement from the mid 1950s to the time he was assassinated, which was on April 4, 1968, in Memphis Tennessee.
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. were both two African American civil rights activists who were very prominent throughout history. They fought for what they believed in but in vastly different ways. Martin Luther King Jr. was born to a middle class family and was well educated. Malcolm X, on the other hand, grew up in a rather hostile environment with barely enough schooling. Both their speeches, “I Have a Dream” and “The Ballot or the Bullet” may have shared some common traits, but at the same time, differed greatly in various aspects.
An African American living in the 1960’s with hopes of being able to vote, work, or to go to school were all just dreams, things that they thought didn’t exist for colored people. In the early 1960’s Martin Luther King Jr. being a black himself, was an advocate for black rights. He was the author of many inspiring newspaper articles, books and speeches. His most well known out of the many are the “I Have a Dream” speech and the “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, which were both written in times of despair. MLK used many techniques to persuade his audience, he mostly used pathos and logos.
The lynching (hanging) of black people was common in 1930s America and The Ku Klux Klan still had a lot of power. Black people wanted to change the way they were treated but it was very difficult for them to do this as a result of the Jim Crow Laws, these were a number of laws in America enforced between 1876 and 1965 that provided a legal basis
African Americans were faced with lots of racism and oppression. The reason civil rights organizations were established was after the increase of racial discrimination during this era. To summarize, William Edward Burghardt Dubois and Booker T. Washington did not see eye to eye on many topics, had different ideas on progressivism, yet still were able to merge their ideas to help Blacks gain equal rights. They had differences in early life, ideologies, and background. But still had the same ideas of social change and education, which help modernize the world we live in
America is known for its revolution and its civil war. The history of America is mostly painted in positive light, but many choose to ignore the negatives. African Americans prior to the 1950s did not fight back to their oppressor however, that quickly changed. The civil rights movement began in 1954 to confront the racial discrimination of African Americans here in the USA. Before these protests and marches occurred, and even during, African Americans were force to endure countless amounts of abuse and segregation from many public areas.