The person who said, “ You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom.” That was Malcolm-X, a man who was an icon to the world. Malcolm-X was a very influential role in Civil Rights movement. His ideas and speeches led to independence for african americans in the late sixties and early seventies. Malcolm was a true advocate, fighting for the rights of blacks and helped many people see what the true meaning of equality. A great deal happen before his assassination like his early life and how he became a big figure for african americans.
On August 28, 1963 thousands of people gathered in Washington, DC during the March on Washington Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King gave the famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which was recognized for assembling supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Dr. King’s speech was tremendously significant during this period and today, because he spoke about the injustices of racism, segregation, and discrimination of African Americans in this nation, which still exist today. Dr. King knew his speech would resonate and serve as a purpose for change in this nation for centuries to come, as he began his speech and said “I am happy to join with you all today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration
Political activism is something that has been around for centuries. Ways of being and activist can include writing letters to politicians, boycotting businesses, and protesting on streets for a cause. Perhaps one of the most well-known example of activism is the civil rights movement, specifically African American people fighting for their rights as citizens of the United States. Few names are linked to activism as much as Martin Luther King Jr. and Paul Robeson. Both of these men-though they lived in different times-fought for their people relentlessly and with pride.
In the end, Martin Luther King Jr. fought and died, to bring people of all color equal rights; his words with stylistic influence made a big impact on the United State’s society issues. Can you do anything to bring justice using your words? With an excellent vocabulary and a creative mind, you can write for a good cause and bring change just as Martin Luther King
Although, King's speech which took place on August 28th, 1963, motivated many to stand up for who they are and fight for their rights as people living in America. Dr. King's words were eye openers to many because it gave them the realization of how cruel this discrimination was. His demonstration affirmed the nation that everyone does not need to tolerate the dreadful wave of racial injustice.The final result was a peaceful demonstration of how change positive change is frequent in American history. This I Have a Dream speech will always be recognized due to the power it had on the nation as a whole and its immortal notion of the horrors of racism. King's dream did eventually come true..."where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers."
The Civil Rights movement played a very dominant role in African-Americans life in establishing equal rights for all Americans. Even though King Jr. protested in the peaceful manner, the racists burnt down many African-American churches to state their opinion on equal rights to them. But still after so many years, some African-Americans face some injustice and inequality today in their daily day to day life. He believed injustice can be made into justice by three ways, one is hopelessness, next is violence and the third one is non violence. He chose the third one and fought injustice and succeeded.
For example, when Martin Luther King held his march to advocate for civil and economic rights for African Americans, a total of about two hundred-fifty were in attendance; therefore, they were able to listen and be educated by the vivid words of M.L.K’s “I Have A Dream” speech. As we all know, his speech had some of the most powerful and influential locutions ever spoken by a human being. With that, people now had a better understanding of the suffering and the prejudice done to African Americans. I believe, that our society is now better off with the words of M.L.K. We people need to speak up and not stay silent, hidden in the shadows so we can make a change just like the famous men and women before
By calling attention to this issue and not letting it sit on the back burner to marinate; he is starting a change in how issues are handled or how they are supposed to be handled. If the unrighteousness of oppressing citizens to freely express themselves through speech or peaceably assembly. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words will never be forgotten; in fact, they will forever be carved into our history books for decades to come. His words were not only important in a political manner, for they were also important to the citizens who believed in his words on a grander scale. He impacted endless lives of his time who stood alongside him for what not only he believed in, but what countless others did as
Not just in sports, but in the Civil Rights Movement as a whole. During Jackie’s prime, “people began to view him as a spokesman for other African-Americans. He was an outspoken activist for African-Americans’ rights. He participated in many protests for fair wages and workers’ rights.” (Santella) Jackie has been an inspiration to all blacks around the world, for his determination even when times were tough, always standing up for his rights. As said in a past article, “Jackie had a huge part to play in how Americans thought about racial integration.” (Novak) He made Americans realize that African Americans could play with whites in the big leagues and be able to deal with the controversy that comes with it.
King’s speeches and nonviolent movement opened the eyes to millions of Americans and forced them to question humanity. One of King’s early accomplishments was his organization of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Many of King’s campaigns were initiated through the conference and its members. One of his greatest successes was his famous Letter from Birmingham City Jail which stemmed from King’s arrest in Birmingham, Alabama during a nonviolent protest of black Americans (Jenkins). The American people watched in shock as police beat and arrested many of the protestors.
I believe Martin Luther King Junior was a great leader in history. According to Manning and Curtis(2012) an elected official uses power from their followers and their own experience so I believe Martin Luther was an elected official. He pulled power from his followers to fight for what was right for them. There are several examples that I could give but one example is the movement toward equality for the black people of America. He also had many marches and petitions for not only himself as a black American but for his followers as well.
Through his political position, Lincoln successfully persuaded countless people to understand his viewpoint on the abolition of slavery. His passion and logic together helped him win the presidency. With his speeches and actions, he paved the way for racial equality. President Lincoln’s philosophy prohibited slavery in the future fifty states and changed the attitude of Americans towards the African-American people. Even after his death, the president’s ideas continued to inspire others to stand up for racial equality.
The court cases of Dred Scott vs. Sanford, Shelley vs. Kraemer, and Brown vs. Board of Education all helped shape the Civil Rights Movement. Those cases all showed new freedoms to black people, as well as new hope for all Civil Rights Activists. By doing this, they enabled people like Martin Luther King, Malcom X, and John F. Kennedy to try and get rid of most of our ignorance today. But people should see the Movement from perspective of the people fighting to eliminate the horrible judgement and harassment that they face every day." I have a dream, that my four little children can one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."