Many critics say her work did not have any effects, but they are wrong. Ida B Wells alone started the anti-lynching campaign. She encouraged the community to ban together against the hysteria of the time, and she dedicated so much of her life to her beliefs. She spent several years of her life writing, fighting, and speaking about lynchings. She faced death threats everywhere she went.
Dorothy height was born in Richmond Virginia on March 24, 1912. Height was a civil rights activist along with a women’s right activist. Over the span of her career height received more than 50 awards from varies local, state, and national organizations. Some her major awards that she received were; Presidential Citizens Medal in 1989, Spingarn Medal in 1993, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, Jefferson Awards for Public Service in 2001, Heinz Awards in 2001, and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. While height was fighting for social reforms for both genders she was mainly focused on reforms for African American women.
The Red Record written by Ida B. Wells-Barnett opened the eyes of the people around the world to the horrific lynchings that had been happening. This book was directed to everybody to inform the world of the inhumane actions. If I were alive back in that time, this would have been motivation to make a stand. As it could have been motivation for the Civil Rights movement to begin. Being lynched served as punishment for pretty much anything that the mobs saw fit for an African American.
Racism means hate towards another race and injustice mean unfair treatment, according to learner 's dictionary. In Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, an African american lawyer, was helping people get justice for the colored community. Another book similar to Just Mercy is, To Kill a Mockingbird, which made in 1960 was written by Harper Lee. Harper Lee addressed many issues about racial injustice too. Just Mercy was written in 2014,
You should always believe in yourself and never give up no matter what happens. Always be the leader and not the follower. Civil Rights activist, Diane Nash when she was a student she witnessed southern racial segregation for the first time in her life. Diane Nash helped me understand that we should become leaders for the black society.
Ella Josephine Baker was known to be an unsung hero during the trials and tribulations of the Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the women who contributed in achieving civil and human rights for minority people. She cooperated with many organizations to establish her goal, such as motivating the discriminated into standing up for themselves. Ella Baker’s childhood, political activism, and the influences of her actions all contributed in ending discrimination against African Americans and other minority groups during the Civil Rights Movement.
In history, every social movement had its prominent leader. The African American civil rights movement had Martin Luther King Jr., and the women 's suffrage movement had Susan B. Anthony. As for the LGBTQIA community, the obvious leader would be the man who spearheaded the gay rights movement other than the Stonewall Riot. Milk reached the greatest milestone for the movement by becoming the first openly gay man to hold public office. Elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, Dan White assassinated Milk and Mayor George Moscone not even a year after Milk won the election.
Maya Angelou she was born on April 4, 1928, up to age sixteen .The champion of the civil rights in 1992, she was honored by being asked to read and original poem. They live with her grandmother and unle in the rear of the store. They eat cold fried chicken for lunch and potato salad. Each year i watched the field across from the store turn caterpillar green then gradually frosty white.
Rosa Parks is known for her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Due to the bus incident, it caused a citywide boycott, and helped launched a nationwide effort to end segregation in the public. She is one of the greatest people in history, for her beliefs and actions. I admire Rosa Parks for what she has done to help end segregation. She felt that nobody should be treated differently because of the color of their skin.
Ida B. Wells was a daughter born into slavery, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, on July 16, 1862. She grew up to become an active journalist and led an anti-lynching crusade around the 1890s. She was an important woman towards the society we have today. Living as African Americans in Mississippi, life was hard for the Wells family as they had to face discrimination and prejudice. Her father helped start Shaw University; it was from here that Ida got her early education.
A catalyst in the Civil Rights Movement. Alongside of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks led the black community closer to Justice. Parks refused to sacrifice her seat to a white man in 1955, on a Montgomery city bus. This was not the first time Rosa battled with the same bus driver about the placement of her seat. When approaching the bus she proceeded to paid her fare and find her seat on the bus.