( Bailey,2015). According to King Jr., nonviolence has a direct link with one’s moral character. He fought for the civil rights and equality of African-Americans, economically under privileged through nonviolent methods. Mahatma Gandhi had a strong impact on King Jr. As Gandhiji, he also considered his moral and social integrity as religious commitments.
Gender Roles in the 1950’s The exact definition of sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on sex - especially discrimination towards women. In modern day America, we struggle with this issue every day whether it comes to the workplace, social settings, or even family life. In the 1950’s, this issue plagued our country dramatically and left an intense aftermath. Although progress made, gender roles in post WWII has made a lasting impact on American society.
It represents the role of fighting for other countries basic rights, which includes things such as poverty. In John F Kennedy’s speech, he actively tries to inspire Americans nationwide to help spread progressivism and fight oppression in hopes of bettering the world. Kennedy usage of anthesis to showing liberty versus ideas of oppression, along with parallelism to prove fighting for rights for other nations and improve standards of living
Novels like Huckleberry Finn and newer science-fiction books include a rebellious teen as the main character. In a time where slavery was the status quo, Huckleberry Finn ran away and befriended Jim, a runaway slave. Huckleberry Finn, was rebellious and faked his death to his whole town. Huckleberry’s act of rebellion further advanced social progress because of his relationship with Jim. The bond that the two created, stripped Huckleberry from the racist views of his hometown and made Huckleberry realize that their friendship was acceptable.
Dennis Prager, a nationally syndicated columnist and talk show host, once said “Goodness is about character- integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” In the American classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main character Huck Finn is a typical teenage boy who doesn't like school, or old ladies who try to teach him to go to church and to have good manners. Huck, accompanied by a runaway slave Jim, runs away and travels down the Mississippi River, facing all kinds of exciting adventures. Along the river, Huck faces adventures that teach him more about responsibility, fairness, and equality than anything he had learned in school or in church.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a pivotal member in the Civil Rights movement and was an advocate for peaceful protest to gain equality. The March on Washington was held on August 28, 1963 and was a crucial event in the Civil Rights Movement in which King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. His speech displayed how one could protest peacefully, whilst, his audience, the American people, absorbed the message whole-heartedly due to his use of rhetorical devices. The purpose of King’s speech was to broadcast to the American people that they should protest peacefully instead of protesting with violence.
Why is there still racial inequality? Racial inequality still exists even after Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, James Madison, Malcolm X, and Nelson Mandela tried to stop it. Most African Americans and Hispanics expect for inequality to stop. Because they are most likely to be killed by whites, have no good education, unemployment, incarceration, no good health, and aren't paid that much money.
Equal rights protester Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “now is the time to make real the promise of democracy, and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood.” In 1963, King was arrested for protesting in Birmingham and was put in jail. During that period, he had a lot of spare time and wrote a long and powerful letter full of stylistic elements to church leaders in Birmingham who had criticized him for leading a protest. They made public statements opposing King and his methods for achieving change, but King believed that they misjudged his cause and ways of doing. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses many stylistic elements including convincing examples and keen figurative language to influence his reader to agree with his point in "Letter from Birmingham Jail."
Martin Luther King Jr.’s views helped create other activist groups that fought against more direct challenges and used nonviolent ways of protest. These groups helped from many civil rights laws. Malcolm X had a different perspective than MLK. He felt whatever form of protest that was needed to succeed was the form he should use. He felt that blacks should be more concerned with helping each other before helping anyone else.
955 was only the beginning of the civil rights movement. Schools had just be desegregated due to Brown V.S The Board of Education, the lynching’s of colored people had almost been unheard-of at that point in most states, and things were very slowly starting to get better for people of color. However, in places like the south these new social standard were very had to accept and white people would do nearly anything to keep schools segregated and keep the Jim Crow Law in place, a law that says “separate but equal.” Journalist William Bradford Hue, magazine article, The Shocking Story of Approved Killing in Mississippi confirms Roy Bryant brutally killed 14-year-old Emmitt Till, because he whistled towards his wife.
On top of all of that, there was a serious economic divide in the country that caused certain classes to rise and fall. This decade was very trying for the United States, and has affected our society even to this day. The 1960’s was full of civil rights leaders that helped shape America into the country it is today. There will always be racial tensions in society, but without Martin Luther King Jr. and his fellow activists, the inequalities that blacks faced in America wouldn’t have been addressed until much later on in life.
World War Two was an extremely harsh and brutal for everyone involved. As many as fifty to eighty million people lost their lives in this time period, for the simple reason that they wanted others to be happy, healthy, and free; or more commonly, they were discriminated against for things they could not control. Soon after the war started, America swooped in with the intent and purpose to distribute equality, freedom, and justice throughout the world where it was not currently readily available (due to the repercussions and new worldviews caused by the war.) At least, that’s what most people think. Much like the cruel and horrific ongoings of what happened in Jewish Concentration Camps created for the Christians, Jews, Homosexuals, and their supporters; America had practiced similar ideals and treatment towards the Native Americans in our country long before this time.
The Civil Rights Movement takes place in the 20th century from 1955-64. After Rosa Parks did not give up her seat and was arrested for not obeying the Jim Crow laws, a bus boycott was led by Martin Luther King Jr. Later some sit-ins started happening around the state of Alabama, and soon the start of the Civil Rights Movement. Some of the leaders of the movement were Bayard Rustin, Andrew Young, James Framer, John Lewis, and Marin Luther King Jr.
Failure is perhaps one of the most influential things in people’s lives because it can alter the course of our actions, by teaching us persistence or leading us the opposite way. Through his book, Dr. Cleamon Moorer guides the readers through an intimate journey about his progression from failure to promise. Cleamon is from a small town of Detroit with parents, who love him and enforce discipline, but most importantly, they nurture his faith in Jesus Christ. He excelled in academics during both elementary and middle school, however, his mischievousness throughout those years earns him many disciplinary sessions. In high school, misbehavior becomes history, yet, his GPA suffers in the low C’s.