They represented the interests of all African Americans, and they started to make decisions based on ones which would make their lives better, because they still faced many hard ships even though they were now equal to whites. African Americans greatly shaped the outcome and consequences of the Civil War. They were the cause of it, they played a key role in the battles, and they effected the political make up regarding African Americans, of not only the South, but the whole country. If the African Americans had not played a role in the war, the north may have still won because of their size, but the odds are that there would still be slavery and or segregation in the United States
This requirement to adjust was both beneficial and detrimental the the black freedom movement, because it granted some issues more attention, while other issues were pushed to the side. Furthermore, the Cold War generated an atmosphere that supported various black freedom organizations. As a result of this climate, a liberal anticommunist rhetoric arose. This rhetoric aided African Americans in their fight for basic
The influence of Black Panthers and Black Power movement The progress made by African Americans in the 1950s and early 1960s at achieving their civil rights was compromised by violence. Many white people believed that the Black Panthers and Black Power was synonymous with violence and racism. The epitome of the Black Power Movement was the Black Panther Party. The Black Power movement emerged at a time when the modern civil rights movement was in its final stage as a viable movement for social, political, and economic change.
To fight for a cause higher than self was a selfless act and not everyone had the courage to do so. Having people share their experience and unity showed how change can bring together individuals
Martin Luther King Jr sought out for peaceful demonstration and to have equality with whites in the future. However, Malcom X was known as a violent, black civil rights activist. He believed that violence and fighting against whites was the only way of reaching equality and success for black people in the United States. His motto was “By any means necessary”. Malcolm X would express that blacks will have their freedom by any means necessary, blacks will have justice by any means necessary, blacks will have equality by any means necessary.
America was great throughout the Civil Rights Movement because it ignited the passion of the people to fight for racial equality. There was a point in history in which Americans lost the desire to fight for what is right. When the racial issues reached a high in the 1960s, it helped people discover the drive to fight for equality and righteousness. They knew in their minds, and especially in their hearts, that there was something wrong with how blacks were being treated, and that something needed to be done. People began to take initiative to take action on the situation.
In history there was a lot of parties and movements that involved racial equality, but the one that stood out was the Black Panther party. The black power movement started in 1966 and lasted until 1982. This movement changed the world and how African Americans perceived it. The original name for this group was the “Black Panther Party for Self-Defense”. The self-defense was there because of the lynching’s that would happen or the injustice of police beatings.
Jackie Robinson inspired many young African-Americans into believing they could be more than what their oppressors believed and be successful in a “white world”. “The courage and grace with which Robinson handled the abuses inspired a generation of African Americans to question the doctrine of “separate but equal” and helped pave the way for the Civil Rights Movement,” (Goldstein). Robinson changed the mindset of Civil Rights activists, all the sudden African-Americans had an idol competing and fighting through the same issues they were but on a national stage exposing the horrors and nastiness of racial extremism. Not only did he expose the level of racism in America but he led the way in solving it as professional athletes. “Robinson led other ballplayers in urging baseball to use its economic power to desegregate Southern towns, hotels and ballparks,”(Goldstein).
In both sections of Document 2, many readers begin to realize that activists, such as King and Malcom X, wanted to make sure that Civil Rights movements was not only positive towards society, but was also handled accordingly in order for African Americans to become equal within society. However, Dr. King and Malcolm X demonstrated their difference in thoughts upon how the Civil Rights movements should be incorporated within society, especially when it came to violence. Document 2 demonstrates how both Dr. King and Malcolm X viewed their ideas of violence and how it contributed not only to their work within the movements, but also to the general historical aspect of society as we know it today. Dr King believed that the best way to contribute to the Civil Rights movement was to address the issue in a nonviolent manner. This manner included nonviolent aspects such as sit ins and marches in order to demonstrate a way of negotiating with the leaders within the world while also proclaiming the need for equality.
With thousands attending the first gathering of the MIA, it became clear that there was a growing demand within the black community to enforce their rights as American citizens. Determined to overcome the intimidation, humiliation, and oppression imposed upon them, they realized that working together was what they must use in order to instigate change. The Montgomery Bus Boycott gave rise to many influential individuals such as Martin Luther King Jr. who was a prominent national leader of the civil rights movement. He helped unite the African American community by leading the MIA. As stated in one of his speeches, “There comes a time when people get tired of being trampled over by the iron feet of oppression,” revealing the evolving mindset of the black community that they have the right to equality.
Stereotyping has been around forever and will continue to stay, but there are things that can be done which would stop it from being used so often. By informing the public about stereotyping and the problems associated with it people can decide whether they want to participate in something that is looked down on. First and foremost the leaders of the black communities, such as musicians and professional athletes need to spread the word about stereotyping because they have the greatest impact on society. Educating blacks on the stereotypes regarding their lifestyles would allow them to make a conscious effort to behave in a way that would eliminate the stereotypes.
His political efforts and how he encouraged others to be apart of his movement was motivational to many including myself. During his interviews, Tupac spoke on his attempt to raise black people up; he said was organizing to start the Black Panthers up again not for a vengeful purpose but more for the more thoughtful purpose of uplifting black people. In the same effort, he would expose the racial injustice being done towards blacks through some of his lyrics. In his music he would refer to the rich people being on top in power and trying to oppress the less fortunate. I
It is important to recognize that race is still a major factor in people’s life chances, though, so Bonilla-Silva gives some strategies to use to fight color-blind racism’s erasure of race. The author first calls on the blacks and their allies to start a new civil rights movement that calls out the new form of racism. Second, antiracist whites need to be encouraged to start challenging color-blindness when they see it happening within their race. This step also includes persuading working class whites to join the movement. Third, researchers and activists need to provide counter-ideological arguments to each of color-blind racism’s frames.
Discrimination and inequality around the world is not something that can be denied. African American citizens first started out as slaves and later earned their freedom after the Civil War. However, throughout American history, black women and men faced countless amounts of discrimination from white Americans and have had their civil liberties taken away from them even thought they were free men and women. There have many civil rights movements lead by black activists to fight for black equality. However, even with so many civil rights movements, black men and women are still fighting against discrimination and equality.
What were Malcolm X’s beliefs? What did he hope to see change, and how for that matter did he believe he could make those changes happen? While analyzing Malcolm X and Black Rage, written by Cornel West, questions such as those are brought to light. Malcolm X’s motives are further explored as author Cornel West goes into depth and critiques Malcolm X’s tactics, such as black rage and psychic conversion, why they were such an important part of his philosophy, and if he believed said tactics were effective.