The police had attack dogs, there were bombs exploded, and four little black girls were killed at a church all in a little over a week. Birmingham jails were full, and police were concerned they weren't going to be able to contain the protesters and it resulted in them using water hoses on the mobs of people injuring many people. The protest in Birmingham left so much impact "President John F. Kennedy would later say, "The events in Birmingham... have so increased the cries for equality that no city or state or legislative body can prudently choose to ignore them."" (PBS,
Martin Luther King’s Universal Influence As Martin Luther King once said, “an individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity” (King, Coretta 17). All his life, King has been trying to make this world a better place. He is known mostly for his work in the Civil Rights, but he has been of influence on a far wider scope. He opposed “racism, imperialism, poverty, and political disfranchisement in increasingly radical terms” (Jackson 1). He fought for international human rights and wanted economic rights to income, housing and security for everyone.
He ensured that the African American community had an equal opportunity in society as the other races in America. Martin Luther King dedicated his time to organizing campaigns, boycotts, and marches to bring awareness to the racism problem in America. I can agree that Dr. Martin Luther King struggle was an advocacy due to the obstacles that he faced during the time of the Civil Rights movement as well as the continuous racism of modern day society. Dr. Martin Luther King was successful in many ways with his advocacy to a good society, but as the years went by there were also flaws. I say that he was successful because he was able to get changes done in America for African Americans.
He went off to organize the first Civil Rights protest in the United States. Pathos really helped Wallace’s speech be more effective because people want to believe and feel that they can trust him. Little by little he starts to gain the trust of people by changing his beliefs. Wallace never spoke out in violence about black people, but he did want segregation because he knew he was more liked by people in that form. His famous words, “Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever,” really stayed in people’s minds.
He does represent the black community very well by giving them motivation to keep pushing for their rights and keeping the peace. He talk about how they have gone through a lot of pain and tribulations to get where they are and they can’t stop now, and that they are close to their goal and they have the world’s attention. He talks about how america has given a “bad check” the bad check being their right and they tried to cash it in but they say it is “insufficient funds” and he talks about how they refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. This is some of the metaphor that Mr. King uses in his speech of “I have a dream”. He talk about how black people are like a brotherhood and that they need to unite, “ Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood”.
One of the events that took place was the Montgomery Bus Boycott which started on December 1 ,1955 when Rosa Parks an African American woman , was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white person. On the night of her arrest the Women’s Political Council put out a flyer that basically asked all African Americans to not ride the buses on the upcoming Monday in protest of the arrest and trial. On December 5th, a meeting was held to determine if they would continue on with the boycott and there Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gave a speech and asked for a bus boycott and the people who attended agreed. Eventually the boycott ended on December 20th ,after 381 days the city passed an ordinance authorizing black passengers to sit where ever they pleased. Although victory was granted whites quickly turned to violence because they were upset with the court’s decision , later things were calmed down after the city suspended bus service for a while and even after all their trouble most African Americans continued to sit in the back of the bus.
When slavery was abolished, whites rented land to blacks to grow crops in return for a percentage of the crop. It sounds like a good idea for blacks to make money for themselves, but what actually happened was during off seasons, blacks wouldn’t be able to pay rent for the land because they didn’t have any crops to sell. This continued for years, and pretty much making them
Last year, Colin Kaepernick, an American football player did not stand up for the flag of America in the beginning of a game. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," he protested. In The Misfits, a book we’re reading currently in English class, a character named Addie had a similar protest with Colin Kaepernick, where she decided to not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. I support Colin and Addie’s protest, because the police shootings are becoming a huge problem each year, and many different people are gradually supporting Colin. I support Colin Kaepernick because the police shootings are getting worse each year.
His thrive drive for civil rights, however, made him the target of conservative segregationists who believed firmly in the superiority of the white race and feared social change. He was arrested more than 20 times and his home was bombed. Ultimately, he was assassinated on April 4, 1968, on the balcony of a motel where he was staying in Memphis, Tennessee. A monument to Dr. King was revealed in the national capital in 2012. Early Life of Martin Luther King Jr.: In Atlanta, Georgia, on 5th January 1929 Michael King was born to The Reverend Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams Kings.
The start of this boycott dates back to when Rosa Parks didn’t get up from her seat in a bus for a white person. It was followed by the public boycott of using public transport. It remained in action for about an year during which Martin was also arrested by the police and he had to lose his house as it was destroyed. Martin left us on 4th April, 1968 when he was shot while he was in the balcony staying in his hotel. He was assassinated by James Earl