Presenting to the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition, Booker T. Washington delivered his most famous speech, "The Atlanta Compromise Address". In this speech Washington shares his belief that his fellow African Americans and other former slaves should make the best of what they have and to strive to excel in the positions and jobs they already occupy rather than continually fighting for. He insists that the people of the white race also do not see what they have around them. He wants the whites and blacks in south to realize that they need each other and should act in ways to coexist. To convey his belief, Washington uses rhetorical strategies such as the following: the three rhetorical appeals, allegory, and repetition.
Both were on the journey to improve African American’s social and political status in America. However, they had different methods for getting what they wanted. Regardless, they were able to aid in ending discrimination and received equal standing in education, labor, acquiring of land, etc.. If it had only been Du Bois fighting for equality, then he would have achieved the fight for equality sooner. On the contrary, Du Bois only provided one view to how African Americans were being treated; Washington had a friendlier approach.
On November 10th 1963 Malcom X ( Muslim Civil Rights Activist) delivered a speech to many African Americans attending the Northern Negro Grass Roots Conference. This speech would help in the fight for African American rights. Here Malcom X demonstrated how African Americans were being oppressed and directly exposed racism. This speech is important to history because it began to encourage people to act instead of wait. In Malcom X's speech he wants to encourage African Americans to stand up for themselves and he is also stating action needs to be taken.
Douglass announced his speech to a sympathetic audience hoping to inspire African Americans by explaining how United States treated them poorly while using common elements in his speech. Douglass’ overall goal was to rewrite history in how Americans see Blacks. Throughout the speech he used specific diction choices and related to his audience to create imagery. This speech did more than change how U.S. citizens see colored people but it redirect relationship between the North and the South for the better. Douglass was an eminent human rights leader in the anti-slavery movement and the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.
Their subject was Negro rights, and they both wanted the African American population, and white population, to stand up for their human rights. Malcolm X focused on using parallel structure and anaphora to make his speech memorable, and he wanted to make sure that the African American people should know what they should be fighting for. Frederick Douglass focused on using antithesis to compare the rights of the white people versus the rights of the colored people. Both speakers use pattern of three because people remember things more if they are presented in groups of three. Malcolm X and Frederick Douglass were both successful in standing up for the African
Luther was one of the many supporter of President Lyndon Johnson, however, "he became increasingly concerned about U.S. involvement in Vietnam and, as his concerns became more public, his relationship with the Johnson administration deteriorated" (“Martin Luther King, Jr., Speaks out against the War”). In his speech, Luther discussed how both whites and blacks were fighting together for our nations, yet if they were here, they would not even be close to each other: " So we watch them in brutal solidarity burning the huts of a poor village, but we realize that they would hardly live on the same block in Chicago. I could not be silent in the face of such cruel manipulation of the poor" ("Beyond Vietnam"). From this speech, we can all learn about the issues that occurred within the United
When thinking of the word legacy, it makes me think of the word future, because the actions of the past may affect the future no matter how big or small. As I matriculate through Virginia Union University, I would, first, like to make an impact on my institution. Being one of the 17 African American men in this program has already given me a great footing in order to start my legacy. While I’m here I plan to grow and later take what I’ve learned back to Virginia Union. I’d promote the importance of being an African American man living in a country that was meant to constantly suppress our freedom and hide our worth.
Starting with an force immigration that made them become slaves, to having to fight to be free from slavery and now having to fight for their rights of equality. If it was not for Movements like the Civil Right Movement, the Black Power Movement and the Black Life Matter movement that helped to let the African American voice to be heard and to help improve the hardship and disaster they were presented with. The Civil Right Movement was about fighting to end segregation, that was affecting the education and equality to the African Americans community. After the battle against segregation was ending the African American population began The Black Power movement which was about having equality with the involvement in politics and the American Economy, and was lead by The Black Panther. The last moment is the Black Lives Matter Movement which is about the acts of
The 1950’s was greatly known as an “era of great conflict”, because of the civil rights movement for the African American race. A group of African Americans united and began to fight for their value. They acknowledged that something needed to be done to preserve their culture and privileges. African Americans experienced gruesome judgment during the reconstruction period that eventually drove them to their maximum limit and fostered them to fight back.
Lyndon B. Johnson was pleading to congress for a civil rights bill, Because of all the hate crimes and the discrimination against african americans by the police. He said that this was not a black struggle but an american struggle. He was fighting for the rights of all Americans and wanted to be the president remembered by furthering rights rather than conquering foreign nations. The thesis statement of Lyndon B Johnson speech is that he wanted to extend the rights of the american people. Some rhetorical devices of this speech are alliteration, parallelism, and metaphor.
“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.” Fortunately, King’s and other people’s hope was completed but it wasn’t an easy task to do. During the time King was writing the “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, the African-American Civil Rights Movement was proceeding. Men and Women were protesting for the equal rights of “colored people”, to overcome racial injustice in the USA and Martin Luther King Jr. was a major part of it. He was one of the main leaders of this movement; this