Martin Luther King Jr was a revolutionary figure for his time. As leader of the Civil Rights Movement along with many others, he campaigned to bring about racial equality and desegregation in the deep-south of America. The history of the struggle for human rights dates back thousands of years, all for different reasons; whether it was for women’s rights, gay rights or Black rights. The most notable call for equality in the twentieth century was led by Martin Luther King Jr. and focused on civil rights for African Americans in the south. His role in achieving civil rights was greatly significant due to his technique of bringing people together and his signature non-violent protests.
His most powerful influence on this movement was as a result of the speeches he gave every week at the First Baptist Church. He inspired the African- American people to fight for their freedom in a way that didn’t destroy the dignity and he carried out with justice and peace. The purpose of having him in our simulation is to simulation is to symbolize his leadership and impact on the success of the boycott. The people of montgomery were strong and determined to boycott the busses. Dr.King held their spirits up with his contagious enthusiasm, allowing them to stand together.
The United States was very prominent with the racism and unjust treatment of African Americans in the 20th century. Because of the law that was corrupt and because of the victimization of African Americans, civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech on August 28, 1963. He gave a speech to thousands of people in order to end segregation, racism, and the unjust treatment of African Americans. Not only did King have a goal to end racism across the nation, but he fought so that there would be equal rights throughout the nation as well. King uses rhetorical features such as repetition, metaphors, allusion, hyperbole, along with both ethos and pathos throughout his speech.
During the 20th century, racism was a very large issue in America. Abraham Lincoln had freed all the slaves by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863; however, that did not get rid of the large amount of segregation and violence towards black Americans. During the Civil Rights Movement, that started in 1954, there were many African American activists fighting for freedom and equality. The most significant of these activists was Martin Luther King, Jr. One of King’s most influential speeches, I Have A Dream, was delivered during one of the largest rallies of the Civil Rights Movement, The March on Washington. King’s main purpose in this speech was to convince all of America to stand up against injustice and fight for the freedoms that
They refer to her as "first lady of Civil Rights". Another legend was Malcom X who was an African American Muslim minister and human rights activist. He was a courageous advocated for blacks. There were so many astounding African Americans who all put their life on the line to bring together a movement to achieve equal rights. They worked so hard so their kid 's kid could have equal opportunity in the United states and go on the be something great.
In their recent work, police officers have caused brutality against different race by not correctly making an arrest how it 's supposed to be. This leads to police violence that has happened throughout the year, causing people to do protest that want justice for the deaths of the ones that were killed in the hands of a police therefore they organize protests. Americans tend to believe that people who are affected of police violence is because they resist and make it harder on them. “43 percent of voters have a positive view of BLM, while more than half of voters some 57 percent have an “unfavorable view” of the organization.”(Williams para 4).This shows that When it comes to the topic of police brutality or even people doing protests most people will argue that what is a protest going to help or also say its just causing people to do crazy things in the street but really they are just trying to get justice and for cops to do the time in jail and pay for what they did. It has become common today about the black lives matter movement which has impacted the national movement against police brutality and the killings they 've done.
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. The effects of the civil rights movement have changed the shape of American society immensely and many, not just African Americans, have benefited from the sacrifices of many. A good education is something that everybody should have access to however that was not the case for African American back in the 1900s. Post-civil war, many freed slaves wanted to educate their children, however, the school in which their children attended were poorly funded and racial segregated. This obvious discrimination spurred one of the biggest landmarks in U.S. History.
The Washington March took place at the same time as Martin Luther King Jr’s speech, as the speech was delivered during the march. These two events raised awareness of the segregation present in the United States to the entire world, as, at the time, the audience of 250,000 people was the largest to have ever been gathered in Washington D.C. The eternal words of Martin Luther King Jr. were conveyed nationwide, opening people’s eyes to his “dream” of equality across the nation. These two events were the peak of the Civil Rights Movement, as they inspired African Americans all around America to fight for equality, bringing attention to the issues present in society at the
These people remind me of the bright-eyed protesters from the 60’s who fought their entire lives for African-Americans’ civil rights. Here I am, almost 50 years later, fighting again for not civil rights, but for equality and equal treatment. Our country has changed a lot since the 1960’s, but we still have a ways to go before we can call ourselves equal. We still have to fight for the end of prejudice and hatred, and we will do that through love. America is just the start, because other, third-world countries are fighting too.
A man spent five years of his life on death row in Oklahoma for a crime he did not commit! He was accused of brutally killing his wife because they found that the bite mark on his wife’s body matches his teeth. He lost 8 years of his life, and the chance of raising his two daughters. Although he wasn’t sent to his death, he was still innocent! This has destroyed his life; can we allow this to happen?