What he sought for the Black community was access to the public sphere so that Blacks might enjoy the benefits of politics inspired by freedom, justice, and equality, and bear the burden of responsibility for maintaining the American Republic for the long term. He encouraged Black and White Americans alike to throw off the yoke of immaturity and tries to spread freethinking throughout the world. He preached, “Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksand’s of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.
He wanted every human equal no matter what you looked like. He got assassinated in Memphis Tennessee. Martin Luther King Jr.’s experiences with segregation and nonviolence when he was bullied as a child made him feel like he needed to speak up and become a civil rights activist when he was older. Martin Luther King was segregated from playing with his friends at just 6 years old. According to
He won his first 19 matches without any loss, however, that did not stop the discrimination and racism he faced in his personal life. Therefore, he did some spiritual searching and decided to join the black Muslim group, the Nation of Islam, in 1964. What made Islam special to him was that there is no discrimination between white and black, so he converted to Islam, and changed his name to Mohammed. After his conversion to Islam, Mohammed started a different kind of fight with his outspoken views against the Vietnam War. In fact, in April 1967, he refused to serve in the military against Vietnam because he was a Muslim with religious beliefs that prevented him from fighting other Muslims.
Racism is one of the most common problem around the world back then and even now, people judges people based on their skin color and to stop racism the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy has a very persuasive speech about this in June 11, 1963 followed by the event at Alabama, 2 young mens was disqualified to be the student at the University of Alabama because they were born Negro and there were a lots of cases like that in America so that’s why he give a speech about this serious problem, he wanted to stop racism before it get worse. The main idea of the speech is to stop racism and to tell everyone the colored skin people should be treated normal. The elements that make this speech effective is parallelism, ethos appeals, pathos appeals. The author uses a lots of parallelism in the speech and parallelism is a literary device in which parts of the sentence are grammatically the same, or are similar in construction. For example, John F. Kennedy says, “If an American, because his skin is dark, cannot eat lunch in a restaurant open to the public, if he cannot send his children to the best public
Malcolm X, a very vocal leader for African Americans, was prevalent during the 1960s; however, after his hajj, a religious obligation that every Muslim must fulfill that involves a pilgrimage to their holy city of Mecca, he began to change his views away from The Nation of Islam (NOI), a section of Islam that had a radical focus toward the African American Civil Rights movement and its structure was based on Islamic elements. Malcolm X was known for his extremist views that did not condemn violence and his support for separation. One can easily see the views in which X held by comparing them to his foil: Martin Luther King, one of the most prominent African American civil rights leaders in American history. Malcolm held these radical views for the majority of his public life until his separation from the NOI and conversion to orthodox or mainstream Islam. Furthermore, Malcolm X did not see
Fatimah alhabib King’s main point King have many point he would to give people. In paragraph 2-3, king wants to remind us of the decree from one years ago. That decree made by a great America and even in that time has decree for freedom to slave, there was a slave still not free, they were still poor between wealthy societies. In paragraph 6, king said he and all people there, they come to remind America of the urgency. In addition, king wants to urge his audience to not be quiet and take that steep of demonstration for freedom like gradualism, he encouraged audience to take a fast steep from the dark into sunlit path.
The 1960s contains hope and failure, peace and war, improvements and Conservative. As the America government getting stronger and stronger, the society was slowly being torn up with racial inequalities: after the civil war, the nation was reunited, but the African American races were not happy with their situation, because they felt they were never respected by other American citizens. So the civil war became a war that African Americans fought for their freedom. One of the leaders of this movement was Martin Luther King jr. Because his theology education in Boston University, Martin Luther King has developed his own theory of Nonviolent Resistance, which states that ‘‘the Christian doctrine of love operating through the Gandhian method of nonviolence was one of the most potent weapons available
One of the earlier protest songs of the era, Tom Paxton’s “Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation” directly targeted both Lyndon B. Johnson as well as the action going on overseas. In one verse from the tune Paxton says “Lyndon Johnson told the nation, ‘Have no fear of escalation, I am trying everyone to please.’ Though it isn’t really war, we’re sending fifty thousand more to help save Vietnam from the Vietnamese.”. These lines hit home for many Americans at the time and was driving factor behind the initial anti-war movement. A song that emerged when the movement had become more prominent was “War” by Edwin Starr. It’s filled with a blatantly clear message and directly goes against the entire concept of war.
Atticus Finch-A white folk, father of Jem and Scout, raising two children on his own due to the loss of their mother is known to his family and the town of Maycomb County, an inheritably racist county as a niger-lover is taking the role of being Tom Robinson- a black male being accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a nineteen year old white female. She states-Tom Robinson broke into her house and took utmost advantage of her; raped her. This leads to a trial in which Atticus acts as Tom’s lawyer and defends his client from what he has been accused of; rape. Atticus becomes very assiduous in order to prove his client innocent, despite the fact that Atticus is told no black human has proven right over a white human. Throughout the novel, Atticus exudes traits of wisdom, equality, and loyalty reveals the moral theme-respect develops loyalty which makes him a true hero and memorable character in the story as well as a memorable one.
Another was the death of a 60-year-old black man named John Dukes, who was killed by whites in revenge for Dukes shooting a white constable. Dukes was hanged and even set on fire by the mob. Because of these events, and many other previous ones, Senator Wagner requested that the federal government do something. However, the Attorney General said that they could not become involved in state government issues, unless the federal government allowed it. What was even more disappointing was the fact that no anti-lynching bill had been passed on the federal level.
On November 2 2015 Jonathan Butler, an alumnus of Mizzou University, announced his decision to go on a hunger strike until Wolfe( the president of Mizzou) took his concerns, as well as the concerns of activist group Concerned Student 1950, seriously. Butler stated "Students are not able to achieve their full academic potential because of the inequalities and obstacles they face", this is due to race and diversity in the University. There was several incidents that led up to Butler announcing his hunger strike. First, on August 9, 2014 a White Officer fatally killed unarmed African- American Michael Brown. The University did not respond concerning the incident that happened in their state.
Emmett Till, a 14 year old African-American, was brutally murdered racists. When Emmett was little he had a slight studded due to polio. He was born on July 25, 1921 and lived in Chicago, Illinois with his mother, Mamie Till Mobley. Emmett went to visit family in Money, Mississippi where he supposedly whistled at a white women and was brutally murdered after. Though he went to a segregated school he, he faced little racism compared to those in the south.