Many people before him tried to take a stand and get past these hard times through the use of violence and were unsuccessful. Martin Luther King Jr., however, decided to take a different approach. He used civil disobedience in order to establish racial equality in Birmingham as well as the rest of the country. He did this because he knew “that he was cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. And he was unable to sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what would happened in Birmingham” meaning he knew that he if did not try to help Birmingham, other places would be affected too, and that is because when injustice occurs in one place, it indirectly affects people in other places as well (King paragraph 4).
“Freedom had come to a nation of four million slaves, and it changed their lives in deep and important ways. But for many years after the war put an end to human bondage, too many freedpeople still had to settle for a view from the bottom rail” (Davidson & Lytle, p.
Martin Luther King Jr. had an enormous role in shaping our United States society. His rough upbringing would fire his passion to see a change in all the laws on segregation. Still after the emancipation proclamation had been signed by our 16th president 100 years before, America still faced laws that separated African Americans and whites from living together in society. These discriminative laws made it unfortunate for any black family to live comfortably in the Untied States. King died for what he believed in and because of that, he shaped our culture and society to what it is today.
What I will remember about this documents are that fact that to be able to stop slavery a lot of people need to risk their lives. It took persistent and courage for Abraham Lincoln to pursue this law. Slavery is never a good thing to discuss, but we have too. We need to educate ourselves from our past to help us not to make the same mistakes again. Tom’s life was about his faith and how he conquered obstacles in his life because of his will power.
Well more specifically, he talks about the triumph of good, the triumph of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. He assures those in attendance that they are doing the right thing using everything from ideological reasoning such as the Supreme Court and the Constitution to theological reasoning about God and Jesus. He claims that if there protest is wrong all of these things are wrong as well and Jesus “was merely a utopian dreamer that never came down to earth.” Since King believes that what they are doing is right and good it is easy to see why he believes that it will succeed, because good always conquers evil. Historically, once again King could fall back on Gandhi’s success in India. However, he does not stop there in “The Death of Evil upon the Seashore” he explains how India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, and Africa have all fought and were victorious over the evil forces in their lives.
Thomas responds, “And when we stand before God, and you are sent to Paradise for doing according to your conscience, and I am damned for not doing according to mine, will you come with me, for fellowship?” (Bolt, 132). Norfolk wants Thomas to join his “fellowship” for Thomas’ own sake and the sake of their friendship. To join Norfolk’s “fellowship” he must state the oath though Thomas couldn’t do so since this oath was going against what he stood for. Thomas’ morals were very different compared to everyone else and thus he refused to obey the King’s wishes. Taking this oath would mean sacrificing his morality, which was not worth Norfolk’s “fellowship.” The difference in their principles resulted in the conflict between Thomas and Norfolk, ruining their friendship and leaving no choice to Norfolk but to send his own very good friend to his
"Therefore, Thomas Jefferson is not a hypocrite because he wants slavery to end and, he believes it 's a awful thing. When he wrote the declaration of independence he did not know african americans were capable of learning, but once he was exposed to it, his opinion changed. Jefferson want nothing more than to end slavery and he would do anything to make that
On the contrary, Du Bois only provided one view to how African Americans were being treated; Washington had a friendlier approach. This may be due to his fear of being lynched or placing African Americans in a harsher situation than they already were. Washington seemed more methodical—he was thinking about African Americans having the full rights of the 14th and 15th amendments. At the same, he was also concerned about the consequences of his speech, and if it angered the whites more than it relieved the situation they were all facing. Washington and Du Bois had every intention to improve the social and political status of African Americans, but they sought different plans to achieve such goals due to their different upbringings, values, and opinions.
And the war came.” (Lincoln) The intention was to allow the nation to realize that the war began because both parties showed disapproval towards the idea of the war and did not want the war to begin but would not let the idea die and accepted the war. As stated in Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution “I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.” (Page 30 McPherson) Abraham Lincoln was fighting for slavery to end due to the reason that it is inhumane and he was fighting for racial
Since, it isn’t justified for America to give us this right of speech, when they knock us down for using it. The Black Lives Matter Movement is proof of this, they protest over and over but the government doesn’t want to take responsibility or change for the better of the community. As a community we need to see actions taking place, not only just words. I think they are right for opposing the dominant culture, since it is going to take a lot of work for America to socially change, and we have stick up for what we believe in or them would never been any change in America. America has become a better nation with time, protests and the power of a counter culture always existing to fight for equality, no matter the gender and race.