Kennedy, but also the death of three other significant figures at the time. Malcolm X was one of these people, since he was an African-American human rights activist. Another person that was assassinated was Martin Luther King Jr. His assassination was due to him being a leader in the civil rights movement, as an African-American. Robert Kennedy was also assassinated since he was a senator ready to end the division in America. These were all significant figures that were assassinated because of the amount of power they had.
The True Story Behind America’s Most Infamous Assassination in History Attorney Craig Zirbel insists that Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was the mastermind behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Lyndon B. Johnson had the motive, means, and opportunity to kill John F. Kennedy. Although Johnson did not pull the trigger that caused the fatal wound, he did orchestrate the conspiracy. Desire for political gain fueled his motivation to assassinate Kennedy. Johnson desperately wanted to become president.
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
As a leader in the civil rights movement, King was naturally seen as a threat by those who opposed the civil rights gains he was helping to orchestrate. Additionally, there was an anti-Communist fever in the country at the time, and King was perceived as having ties to Communist ideology. Martin Luther King Jr. was assinated because he was talking about things that other people did not want him to talk about. Like, the Vietnam war and slavery. So the people that the only way to silence him was to kill him.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were both respected ministers and established leaders of the African-American people. Although most whites often say that they were "like oil and water", these two men, how different they may have seemed to be, had the same goal: They wanted to end exploitation, discrimination and racism. Both had been deeply influenced by their fathers, especially by their religion and attitude towards whites. Malcolm emerged from the black underclass in the northern ghettos to a spokesman for the poor blacks, following the teachings of Islam and holding on to black nationalism. He demanded justice and that African-Americans should be respected as human-beings.
Emmett Till was more than just an unlucky African-American, he was a symbol. He did more than represent what was wrong with the United States, he represented how life in the United States should have been. He was in the mindset that a black person should have the right to freely speak to a white person without fear for his or her life. Right now that kind of thinking just seems like a right, but it didn't start that way. We got that right by people putting their lives on the line to protest for what they believe in, to try a way of life that has never been attempted before.
Who would believe that Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination was unjustified? MLK was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN at 7:05. He was on the balcony when someone shot him and mortally wounded him. James Earl Ray is the one who brutally assassinated Dr. king. He killed him he was racist and a small time criminal.
The word “Muslim” carries with it quite a bit of baggage since the horrid day of the 9/11 attack, and even before it as well. Many people recoil at just the sight of a Muslim woman’s covered head. The first thought that comes to mind, for many people, when picturing a Muslim is a rural man wearing a turban and speaking a foreign language. This image has not only greatly bothered many American Muslims; it has massively affected their day-to-day lives. Adnan Syed, for example, was greatly discriminated against in a courtroom whilst fighting for his freedom.
He appeals to the crowd by making a determined and demanding statement. “Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be.” This call to action due to his diction gives African-Americans the motivation and opportunity to join the movement with prominence. It creates a sense of unity and togetherness.
Although some people took advantage of the fugitive slave laws, there were groups of abolitionists who still fought to end slavery, despite what the Constitution upheld. Men such as Ralph Waldo Emerson from Document D, and William Lloyd Garrison from Document E, fought tireless to spread their beliefs about the immoral nature of slavery. Emerson believed that the fugitive slave law contradicted the very Constitution it was protected by, as it took away the right to liberty and life. He felt that because the law is immoral and the constitution contradicted itself, the Union was coming to an end. William Lloyd Garrison shared similar views to that of Emerson, and refused to support a Constitution that protects slavery.