Black History Month is an amazing month. It 's a month where incredible things have happened, many great people have done incredible things in this month. Black History month is based of many people, my favorite is Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a great man and he did many great things until unfortunately on April 4,1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot and killed by a white racist man James Earl Ray was sentenced into 99 years in prison. James escaped prison and then was soon recaptured and added one more year to total of 100 years in prison. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man that did many great things and saved many people 's lives.
The death of such a substantial figure would prompt one of the greatest speeches Robert Kennedy produced in his career, furthering the race relations between white America and black America. Less than 3 months later Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed at a campaign, and “two bright lights in society… both of them snuffed out,” in a matter of months. The killing of Kennedy, which followed the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. only deepened America's
“Ladies and Gentlemen,” (line 1, Kennedy) Also the anecdote of “I had a member of my family killed, but he was killed by a white man.” (lines 18-19, Kennedy) Robert F. Kennedy remarked on a story in his life with a short sentence to make a point. Another is “My favorite poet is Aeschylus” (line 22, Kennedy) This is an allusion and epithet to Aeschylus. In the quote by Aeschylus, there is another allusion to the bible, “the awful grace of God.” (line 24, Kennedy) It’s an allusion in an allusion! All in all, Kennedy did a fantastic job giving an emotional speech in honor of the assassination of Martin Luther
Yitzhak Rabin was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 1994 for his accomplishments while Julius Caesar was hailed the “Father of his Country”(A&E Television Networks 2017) granting Caesar dictatorship for this in late 48 BC. Sadly both Caesar and Rabin met with the same horrible demise. After all the good Caesar and Rabin accomplished, both men ended up being assassinated by political rivals. Yitzhak Rabin was mercilessly gunned down after a Tel Aviv peace rally by a young college law student named Yigal Amir. Amir was a right-winged extremist.
John F Kennedy got assassinated in Dallas, Texas after not that long of his presidency. Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln contributed greatly to the nation has George Washington that drafted the constitution and that’s where the 17th amendment came from, he was labeled the most qualified president of the US, and president John F Kennedy established the 13th amendment which ended slavery and gave black people the freedom that they had fought
“From Dallas, Texas, a flash (in wire-service parlance, the most urgent level of news report, outranking “bulletin”), apparently official. President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time.” Walter Cronkite. These legendary words were the first time anyone had heard that their great president was dead. This tragic day showed America and the world the flaws of their country and how things can change in a blink of an eye. The tragic shooting of John F. Kennedy, the fear it caused, the changes it made, and the flaws of many people can be compared to the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
He saw a young suicide bomber, no older than 12 years old, blow himself up in efforts to kill the American soldiers in that area. Josh was hit in the head with powerful debris which caused him to need to be sent back home. I remember seeing him at my grandparents’ wedding, and he was antisocial, quiet, and overall, not the Josh everyone knew and loved. Even after being involved in a traumatizing experience like that, he is a lucky one. There are people who have experienced far worse and who have faced death to protect their country.
One of the biggest changes we have seen is a change in our Presidents. We have caught glimpses of great presidents throughout our nation’s history, presidents such as Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. Abraham Lincoln conquered slavery and helped to heal the nation through one of our nation’s greatest trials - the Civil War. Franklin Roosevelt made reforms that helped our country triumph over the Great Depression. Ronald Reagan showed his resilience and courage while surviving an assassination attempt and a gunshot wound.
“Winston Churchill’s life is one of the best documented in the 1900’s,”(Johnson,167). In World War Two, the British people needed a leader, and Churchill was there to help. World War Two was one of the biggest wars, with millions of people who died in the process. Churchill was a fearless Prime Minister who stood up for his country against the Nazi regime. From Winston Churchill determination many books were written about him and all of his successes.
For as long as I can remember, John F. Kennedy has been my biggest hero. Part of the reason I admire him so much is because of all that he accomplished in his lifetime. Before Kennedy became president, he risked his life to save a fellow sailor while he was in the Navy. As president, Kennedy fought for laws that would create a more just world. He advocated for gender an racial equality, as well as fair treatment for disabled people.