On November 10th 1963 Malcom X ( Muslim Civil Rights Activist) delivered a speech to many African Americans attending the Northern Negro Grass Roots Conference. This speech would help in the fight for African American rights. Here Malcom X demonstrated how African Americans were being oppressed and directly exposed racism. This speech is important to history because it began to encourage people to act instead of wait. In Malcom X's speech he wants to encourage African Americans to stand up for themselves and he is also stating action needs to be taken.
His experience was reasonable to know and understand different perspective from other former slaves. His contributions as an abolitionist to fight for an equality on behalf of African Americans and women's right inspired other's to fight for their freedom. He fought against his fate of bondage despite he was born as a slave. Before the Civil War started, he had already started his career as an abolitionist. Douglass worked towards improved race conditions and women's issues.
During the tumultuous period of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, the goal for bettering the lives of African-Americans was desired by many. However, the means of attaining that goal, varied greatly among the representatives of the movement. The African-American civil rights efforts were spearheaded by men of peaceful protest for integration, such as Martin Luther King Jr., and in contrast leaders such as Malcolm X who expressed separatist ideals. Other groups of civil rights advocated took an outright violent approach, such as the Black Panthers. The first leader, Martin Luther King Jr., was a reverend from Atlanta, Georgia, who advocated peace and tolerance between all races.
Civil Rights Compare and Contrast In the early 1960’s Martin Luther King Jr. and George Wallace both gave speeches on segregation both on different sides of the spectrum. Martin Luther King wanted segregation to end. And Wallace was running for presidency and used segregation as a platform to gain southern voters even though he didn’t really agree with segregation. They both had similarities and differences in Karios, Ethos, Logos and Pathos. They both chose places that they thought their speeches would have the most impact.
Black organizations promote racial equality in a variety of ways. Professor small states that black people would be “far worse off than they are at the present time” had it not been for the resiliency of activists. Black organizations date as far back as slavery and have been helping to promote equality all the way up to present day. At the time of slavery, Black organizations led revolts, organized meetings and other types of community engagement to champion black humanity and end racist restrictions. These organizations started as churches and religious groups during the 1860’s which evolved into what we have today.
When Abraham was still a child his family had to move to Perry county, Indiana in 1817. Once in Indiana the family moved to a small shelter where they were forced to live off the land in order to survive. After some time and much hard work Thomas was eventually able to buy the land so that he and his
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 is more adversarial towards the white community through his vivid descriptions of the brutal history of oppression black Americans face, in order to empower his audience to follow
Jimmy Carter lived in Plains, Georgia with his parent’s Earl and Lilian Carter. He has three siblings Gloria, Ruth and Billy. His family was taken care of by black families. Jimmy Carter understood the situation blacks were in because he spent some time in their homes and with their children. Their teenage years was when blacks and whites were separated.
He was one of the leaders for many movements throughout the civil rights era such as the Montgomery bus boycott, and the March on Washington. Many of these movements and protests created laws that were passed to non discriminate against African Americans. Because of his help to pass laws such as the the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, MLK received