Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most influential African-American activists in American History and was a key participant in the Civil Rights movement, the goal of which was to provide full civil rights to all rights in America. MLK has written many, many speeches and letters in favor of the Civil Rights movement in America, the most famous of them being his legendary “I Have a Dream” Speech and the monumental “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. To attempt to gain support for his cause, MLK employs the use of emotional appeals, also known as pathos, and logical appeals, also known as logos, which aid to stir emotion and reasoning in the listener. It is more than obvious that MLK tends to tug at the heartstrings of his listeners with his emotionally charged language essential to his success. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. uses more powerful and plentiful examples of pathos in his literature, examples of which being his “I Have a Dream” speech and his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, than logos due to the more powerful emotional connection they carry which can convince his listeners to sympathize with his civil rights movement.
Secondly, he was fine with offending people with tugging at their beliefs. He was raised in a racist environment to the point that white racists attempted to burn Little’s house down. These changes made up his attitude as he grew up. Malcolm was unsuited for the title of the leader of the Civil Rights Movement or in fact any resolution to conflicts dealing with Civil
The fact that the missionaries only worship this one god while the igbo people believe in many different gods is a huge part of their differing perspectives. The white missionaries tell the igbo people “All the gods you have named are not gods at all. They are gods of deceit who tell you to kill your fellows and destroy innocent children. There is only one true God and he has the earth, the sky, you and me and all of us,” (Achebe 146). This attitude that the white missionaries have toward the igbo’s religion causes conflict to increase even more because not only do they have completely different religions but the missionaries are flat out telling the igbo people that everything in their religion is wrong.
Black life, thus, has come to matter negatively within the context of our sociopolitical life, emerging as always already guilty in the eyes of a state that sanctions.” (Finley & Grey 447) The dead black bodies seen as nothing more than further support for the superiority of whiteness. (Jones 49-50) And therefore, because we can only judge God based on history as representation of his will, it can be understood that The God of the religion of Whiteness is either a racist or does not care about black
Nwoye saw a God who he did not have to fear in Christianity; he saw a tradition where he was not accepted to be violent and aggressive, He say hope to live the way he wanted in this new tradition. He also found hope through the time he as spent there. When Nwoye and his family was in exile, he first heard the poetic prayer the Christians were making. He was fascinated by these poetic prayers and was the reason he first entered the church. The strong influence of fear from the Igbo culture was the strongest force for attraction from the Christianity that made Nwoye concert.
and Malcolm X had different ideals when it came to how to solve problems, they both had the same goal in mind however; they each faced a colossal obstacle in their quest for equality, the white man. King and Malcolm X had different qualms when it came to the white American. For King, it was the white moderate, the man who said he backed the civil rights cause while actually hindering it. For Malcolm X, it was the government. While African Americans had been in government before, it was a small number and it was almost all white.
In 1963 Martin Luther King called for an end to racism, in which he spoke the words "I have a dream". These four words would come to be one of the most famous phrases in America 's history. Martin Luther King, gave the speech to an audience of more than two hundred and fifty thousand supporters of civil rights and the speech was heard throughout the world. He gave this speech during the March to Washington for jobs and freedom, in which he shared his dreams of equality and freedom, which he believed could rise from the hate and slavery in America. Even if slavery had been gone for more then 100 years, African-Americans were still being treated unfair and were not completely free.
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential leaders of his time and played a crucial role in the African-American Civil Rights movement. Luther was a charismatic leader who took a firm stand against the oppressive and racist regime of the United States (US), devoting much of his life towards uniting the segregated African-American community of the US. His efforts to consolidate and harmonise the US into one country for all is reflected in many of his writings and speeches spanning his career. As a leader of his people, King took the stand to take radical measures to overcome the false promises of the sovereign government that had been addressing the issues of racial segregation through unimplemented transparent laws that did nothing to change the grim realities of the society. Hence, King’s works always had the recurring theme of the unity and strength of combined willpower.
Court Cases Contributing to the Civil Rights Movement America: Land of the free. Or is it? Not that long ago, equal opportunity seemed far away as the moon to many African-American citizens. This is the cornerstone of the Civil Rights Movement, which has been taking on serious publicity in the late 1960 's, but dates as far back as American colonial times. The infamous court cases of Dred Scott v. Sanford, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Brown v. The Board of Education all helped further the cause of the Civil Rights Movement by giving insight into the lives and struggles of African-Americans to the public and promoting racial equality.
Through his poetry, he depicted the African American experience in a country that was still very segregated and race oriented. He drew attention to the joys and struggles the African American life entailed. His work was not only incredibly influential at the time but had a huge impact on the decades that were to come. Langston Hughes’ poems and writings contributed directly to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, in which thousands of protests were mounted with the goal to end legalized racial segregation and discrimination laws in the United States. His poem “Harlem” which will be analyzed below, inspired Martin Luther King, one of the most influential voices and leaders of the Civil Rights Movement to give his speech “I Have a Dream."
By ANY Means Necessary The civil rights movement was a moment which peaked in the 1960’s that was pushing to secure African Americans their rights of equality in the United States. Some of the main problems of the civil rights movement were poverty, racism, and integration. Two men, since their deaths in the 1960’s have not been forgotten or replaced: Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Both men were profitable speakers and ministers and victims of assassination in their efforts to resolve racial inequality. All though they shared a common goal, the two represented two different philosophies.
Malcolm x, a civil rights activist and community leader, influenced many people with his political view points on race, religion, and equality. Malcolm X was a powerful leader of civil rights who believed the right of freedom is a privilege in our nation. Malcolm X wanted freedom for each race to be free from a mind of segregation. He also wanted separate races to stop the unjust killing and fighting. This led to the assassination of Malcolm X, which was unjust because he lived in a nation where every person did not agree with his opinions.
After years of movements and protests the participants in the Civil Rights Movement were finally rewarded for their hard work when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was made. African Americans were not allowed to be kicked out of buildings or jobs deemed for whites only after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Stewart et.al.). Discrimination towards African Americans was finally coming to a close with this new law’s passage.The 1964 Civil Rights Act made sure that voting regulations allowing African Americans to vote were enforced worldwide (Stewart et. al.). This was a major success and step forward for the movement as a whole because many African Americans had been fighting for voting rights for quite some time.
While many people are familiar with the civil rights movement and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X some are not aware of the similarities and differences between the two. I have chosen to take the time to put these two men side by side for a comparison. Both of these men where activist for the African America community. They had different lifestyles therefore taking different approaches on how they would fight for rights. Martin Luther King Jr. was a nonviolent man who believed in equality for all.
The way that Malcolm X talked about his religion is that of someone who persecutes everyone around him. The way that he saw everything while he was part of the Black Muslims was only black and white. The Nation of Islam and their leader clearly stated that all white men were devils and as such Christianity was the white man’s religion. It is also stated that everything pure and good was aimed towards those who were black. While the persecution of Christians by the nation of Islam was perfectly fine.