Martin Luther King goal was to raise the public consciousness of racism. He also wanted to end racial discrimination and segregation in the United States. Dr. Martin Luther King’s biggest goal was racial equality. He spent majority of his life advocating these goals so that African Americans can have a better society. He ensured that the African American community had an equal opportunity in society as the other races in America.
They gathered in 1905 at the Niagara fall to exchange ideas and to find a solution. From this conference the radical Niagara Movement started, demanding full citizenship and freedom of speech. The meetings were organized every year. Two years later the conference decided about the establishment of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Their goal was the abolition of segregation enfranchisement and the enforcement of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments (Franklin 288).
(Document 3). Walker’s urgent calling to immediately end slavery, no matter the means, suggest that he understands the value of each individual, even slaves. As previously noted, this valuing of every individual is a clear-cut result of the Second Great Awakening. Dorothea Dix was another individual who greatly stressed the value of the individual. She was an active reformist for prisons and especially for the mentally ill. She lead the movement to remove the negative connotation associated with mental illness and she advocated for better conditions for the mentally ill. By the Civil War, there were a number of public hospitals and facilities for the mentally ill.
Through the war, Green which to set the precedent for an improvement in the social status of African American people. This appeal to the past persuades his audience to not buckle under the previous and present social injustices, but rather to strive to right as many social wrongdoings as
Social systems evolve with the advancement of political thought, science, and religion. The system of racism in the United States has so evolved, as the political will to end slavery solidified, and science proved that blacks were not different from whites as many pseudo-Darwinists claimed, and as religious mobilization in the South helped to end much racial segregation through unity. What is important here is that those systems evolved, rather than vanishing. Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and the Netflix documentary 13th each discuss this phenomenon, from slavery to the prison industrial complex. But why have these systems evolved and been maintained?
Because of him, he believed Christianity to be the powerful weapon to bring the social change. ( Bailey,2015). According to King Jr., nonviolence has a direct link with one’s moral character. He fought for the civil rights and equality of African-Americans, economically under privileged through nonviolent methods. Mahatma Gandhi had a strong impact on King Jr. As Gandhiji, he also considered his moral and social integrity as religious commitments.
DuBois. Both helped to establish their own ideals concerning the matter of integration. Each of their writings influence society still today as people struggle with the issues of minority in America. The analysis of Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery and W.E.B. DuBois’ “The Souls of Black Folk” can help reader to better understand society’s views towards the acceptance of African Americans, their right to a fair education, and the right to vote.
“The civil rights movement was based on faith. Many of us who were participants in this movement saw our involvement as an extension of our faith. We saw ourselves doing the work of the Almighty. Segregation and racial discrimination were not in keeping with our faith, so we had to do something.” -- John Lewis The civil rights movement started in 1946 and ended in the late 1960s, it was started by African Americans to end discrimination against them and gain equality. The variety of movements were mostly nonviolent and they did it to protect their individual, economic, political, and social rights in America, regardless of their sex, skin color, or birth origin.
He told white people “work in conjunction with us-each of us working among our own kind.” Martin Luther King Jr., on the other hand, preached equality and desegregation. He wanted White people and African Americans to work together. Like he said in his famous speech, “we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to climb up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.”. By the 1960’s,
Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) and Malcolm X had different views on social changes. MLK believed that nonviolent protesters was the way to African-Americans equal rights. Malcolm X believed that citizens must do what is necessary to protect themselves even if it means being defensive and persistent. Although both MLK and Malcolm X are straightforward with their beliefs and ideas. In both sources, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” and “TV Interview with Malcolm X” it is agreed that African Americans should fight for equal rights.