Nelson Mandela was one of the most influential figures to have ever lived because he helped end apartheid and fought for the rights of African Americans in South Africa.Even though he was arrested and had to live a harsh life because of his desire for apartheid to end.Even after he managed to get apartheid abolished he continued to fights and support other battles such as the fight against Aids. Nelson Mandela was born as Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918 in the village of Mvezo, Transkei.His name interestingly meant troublemaker(Source #4).His father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa was the chief of Mvezo and his mother, Nosekeni Fanny was his third wife.They had 13 children including Mandela, with 9 of them being boys and 4 being girls. (Source
Even before Malcolm was born, he and his family experienced oppression from the Klan. Eventually a part of the KKK, the Black Legion, killed Malcolm’s father. Unlike experiences from threats from a specific group, Nelson Mandela faced discrimination and oppression from the overall South African government. Mandela grew up during apartheid, which was a rigid policy segregating and economically and politically oppressing the nonwhite
They impacted the world with their big efforts. Mandela was a leader in African National Congress. The story says that “he was in a political party that opposed South Africa’s policy of racial segregation.” Mandela became the world’s best-known political prisoner. In the story it says, “he was sentenced to life prison, but he never gave up.” In 1990 he was released, and became South Africa’s first black president.
From there, the party only grew. After Malcolm X was murdered, it left a lot of black people devastated. So, they were thrilled when a new black power party was formed. So, the Black Panther Party swept the nation. The Panthers would take anyone that would help them.
With a strong sense of social justice Kennedy began a movement of social change. With the generational and social mentality barriers beginning to be broken down there was a shift in perception amongst the American citizens. On April 4, 1968 in Memphis Tennessee, Martin Luther King was assassinated and killed. This led to race riots all over the States and a surge in violence. The death of such a substantial figure would prompt one of the greatest speeches Robert Kennedy produced in his career, furthering the race relations between white America and black America.
Not only was his knowledge and eloquence as on orator a key factor in him being the phenomena that he is today but it is also his perseverance that helped him gain respect. Through the trials of being incarcerated for trying to peacefully fight for basic rights, he endured and managed to continue to fight; that is until he was violently and viciously taken out. This letter is a prime example of the affect people can make through words. This letter did after help draw national attention to the civil rights movement in Birmingham which was one of the most segregated cities in the United States. It showcases some of his concerns of society during his time and it also showcases his hope for a better future.
Slave trade period was well-known for forced taking away of African people from Africa in the South of America and Caribbean; humans were pushed into terrible terms of condition and existence. In this essay I would distinguish motivations to migrate of black Americans, means and consequences of the Great Migration, black migrants in the press and how did they were described and the cultural diversity after relocation, that are stated in the article. As a result of finish of the slavery in 1865, black Americans did what they have never done before: just stopped the protests and put down hoes, beginning moving from their places of work, where they spent almost the whole lives (Mathieu, S.-J., 2009). The article states that they were using migration as one of the first and most thrilling steps to the right of self-government and movement as a politicized reaction to their area 's social and economic level of life. At the same time, African Americans migrants used movement as a symbol of their liberty, as an
Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln are the true definition of heroism because they sacrificed their lives for the greater good and benefit of the public. “This man shall be remembered. Oh, not with the statues’ rhetoric. Not with the legends and poems and wreaths of bronze alone, but with the lives grown out of his life, the lives fleshing his dream of the beautiful, needful thing”-SB pg70. Frederick Douglass is a hero not just because he fought for the public, but because he was a “... Negro beaten to his knees, exiled”SB pg70.
He became a member of the African National Congress and gained the peoples trust up to a point to become the leader of this organization. Because of his actions of resistance against the apartheid government he was sent to jail and spent almost 30 years behind bars. In this period he became the leading icon of the antiapartheid movement within South Africa and internationally. When the apartheid government got to a peak, they were forced to make changes. A new president was elected and Mandela was set free from jail in 1990.
The terrible violence shone to Reed often fuels the fire of the need to defend one’s rights and thus causes many to stand up and fight. But this led to no change in the situation and blacks still struggled to stand against the discrimination The terrible violence faced by African Americans often led to dramatic changes in character and choices. In Urban Rage In Bronzeville: Social Commentary In The Poetry Of Gwendolyn Brooks by B.J. Bolden, the author addresses Rudolph Reed’s character and morals: Rudolph Reed was oaken. His wife was oaken too.