Executive Order 8802 worked to eliminate racial bias in the workplace, however discrimination will always exist. However, with the help of Executive Order 8802, as a nation, the United States has accomplished many things in relation historically. Historical moments like The Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s forever changed the United States. African Americans had been free for almost a century, but did not have civil rights. Executive Order 8802 impacted The Civil Rights Movement as it gave African Americans a voice in the workforce and socially as well.
According to (History. Com) President Gerald R. Ford stated “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” African Americans were given this month because they achieved so much in history and without this month most of the history of African Americans would be lost. For example, an African American who made great accomplishments was Harriet Tubman. She led the Underground Railroad for slaves to get to freedom to start a new life. This movement played a major role in American history.
Washington in his second Paragraph speaks about how the African American peoples story is changing in a dramatic way. Booker T. Washington has great use of logos to get the African American peoples to never stop working. Mr. Washington enlightens African Americans that the transition is going to be rough but they will be successful, “our greatest danger is that in the great leap from slavery to freedom” (Paragraph 2). The transition will not be easy, nor will all the people freed will have success but any success will be the success of the African Americans as whole. What does that mean?
After the Civil War and Reconstruction ceased, the South 's Lost Cause was introduced to the southern United States by ex-confederates. A very politically influenced movement, the Lost Cause, while building a legacy for the controversial Redemption, was subject to backlash for it 's false interpretations of what slavery was like as well as how they interpreted the event of the Civil War. Even with all of its misinterpretations and falsities, however, the Lost Cause influenced the memories of many of the Civil War, Redemption, and slavery for generations to come. The lost cause was spurred by ex Confederates as a way to get back at the union and to prove that the Confederate spirit was not lost, even though the Civil War had ended years ago. As seen from articles from Confederate Veteran Magazine, the Confederate spirit was upheld throughout the years, mostly by women who felt the need to avenge husbands, brothers, and fathers ' deaths .
According to the text, some historians thought the south had won because of the many obstacles they had overcome. I agree with many of the historians because if it wasn’t for the amending of the laws and the Constitution, African Americans would still be held in bondage. Due to this change there were several major victories for African Americans that guaranteed them recognition as citizens and equality (Foner 442). The amending of these laws opened many doors that African Americans never thought was possible. First, the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 freed all slaves in states fighting the Union and allowed blacks to enlist in the Union Army (Dautrich and Yalof 115).
The court cases of Dred Scott vs. Sanford, Shelley vs. Kraemer, and Brown vs. Board of Education all helped shape the Civil Rights Movement. Those cases all showed new freedoms to black people, as well as new hope for all Civil Rights Activists. By doing this, they enabled people like Martin Luther King, Malcom X, and John F. Kennedy to try and get rid of most of our ignorance today. But people should see the Movement from perspective of the people fighting to eliminate the horrible judgement and harassment that they face every day." I have a dream, that my four little children can one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
Grandma Gladius Civil Rights Era The Civil Rights movement was one of the major impacts in history that influenced the world in so many acpects today. When talking to my Grandmother Gladius about her personal experience when it came to the Civil Rights Era I discovered many things. The impact it had on every ascept that an African American lived in, the daily struggles and the horrified experiences that no person should have to go through. Without the Civil rights Movement, school resturants and many other things, would still be unequal between African Americans and Whites. But despite my Grandmothers experiences and many others apart of this era I beleive that without this major era in history, things would of never improved.
The two of them are icons of contemporary African-American culture and had a great influence on equality for not just African Americans but all races in America till this very day (Mintz, 30). Who lives where drastically cut short with the assassination of them before they could see their goals for the African America races achieved. Thought they had different philosophies they main goal was achieve equality between all races. They believe differently on the means to achieve their goals (the use of violence), the important of whites in achieving the Civil Rights movement and integration. Thought Dr.
This view is well supported in the literature which suggests that wherever men and women felt they were in captivity, they resisted strongly. This argument is certainly true in modern day society but it represented the modus operandi for enslaved men and women all over the world. Resistance was indeed a natural action for slaves since captivity reminded them that a better life existed and could only be attained by vehement resistance. Numerous researchers of slavery such as Verene Shepherd and Hilary Beckles contend that from their moment of purchase or capture, slaves engaged in strong resistance to gain their freedom and subsequently obtain a better life for themselves. Some types of resistance which were utilized include active and passive resistance, specifically, day to day resistance, cultural resistance, female resistance, marronage, and revolts and rebellions.
In my opinion Nelson Mandela is one of the best role models to look up to, cause Mandela showed the world a whole new way of thinking and acting, with getting rid of apartheid and starting equality for every human being. Nelson was the first symbol of strength for the black people, he showed hope for every South African person. Nelson would die for the people to get where the world is today. Nelson Mandela was the leader of ANC (African National Congress) where he fought for every South African person, I believe the world would have been different if Nelson wouldn’t have fought for freedom for every individual. What I adore about Nelson Mandela is clearly he’s tolerance, and what he managed to do to society.
As a result of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the blacks, all people, both white and black, knew it was going to change their way of life forever.The Montgomery Bus Boycott started a revolution of changes in the way people think, act, and live in a society as a whole. In many opinions, the boycott became a resolution to some of the biggest worldly problems as Joseph Lowery stated, ‘I think the Montgomery Bus Boycott initiated an era of self-determination,” (Lowery). This concept was so eloquent that this victory inspired blacks to challenge other segregation issues to the Supreme Court, for the boycott had ended something horrible, and commenced something wonderful. The black community accomplished so much just by starting the act of standing up for what they knew was right and wrong. For in the inspiration and words of Martin Luther King Jr., “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice,” (King).
Fredrick Douglas convinced Abraham Lincoln that African Americans were ready to fight and serve the Union. Robert Smalls was one of the first recruits to recruit colored troops. Black slaves volunteered by the thousands. They had suffered to long and been suppressed for many this was their way “ getting back at the white man” Yet many slaves saw this as a fight for their freedom and the freedom of their children, so that one day they would live