In the beginning of the speech, King goes back to the Constitution and Declaration of Independence stating that ”....all men, black or white, were to be granted the same rights” (Declaration of Independence). King goes on to explain how this right has not been kept, making it appear to be similar to a laid-back rule. Ethically most people believe that it is necessary to keep a promise.
In the book “Why We Can't Wait” by Martin Luther King, JR.. explains how the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights -A.C.H.R. was organized to end segregation in Birmingham. With the nonviolent protest of 1963 being led by Martin Luther King Jr., it would strike as a successful and revolutionary change in history. In “Why We Can't Wait”, it explains that Southern Christian Leadership Conference S.C.L.C. had a promise with the downtown white merchants to remove signs and allow blacks to eat at their counter tops. It didn't take long for the signs to go back up in front of the stores. The S.C.L.C. and A.C.H.R. had only been tricked to believe this would be a permanent change.
Abolition is the movement to end slavery and it began in the late 1700’s. The north states outlawed slavery, but the south kept it. The abolition to send slavery is important because slavery should not exist. It is horrible, and no black person should have to go through that. Because of that Abolitionists then began to demand a law ending slavery in the south.
He also struggled for stopping the racial violation and helped the fleeing slaves to escape. One of the main point of Douglass’s speech was slavery should be stopped. And he also argued that what’s the point of celebrating Fourth July if the term liberty doesn’t apply equally for all? He also exhibited that a slave is also a human being like others. If white people have the right to utilize all the rights and facilities as a citizen, on the whole as a human, why will the black people lead a life as sub human?
This quote seems conflictive that citizens of a country themselves feel they are exiled by their homeland. If this quote is interpret in another way, it seems that King is warning African Americans that they should stand for their civil rights from now. King applied a good rhetorical technique to persuade followers of his ideology to join the war with
We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.” He is saying that nothing is going to get better until discrimination and segregation are eliminated. Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech was a major turning point in American history and represented a firm stand for equal rights. He spoke out to confront the issue of race inequality in the nation. This speech was an influential and historical moment in the fight for equal rights of everyone.
Mr. Auld believed that literacy is an enemy to slaves and will ruin their lives. Fredrick as well mentions in his narration that “education and slavery were incompatible with each other” (Douglass). From this quote he mentions exactly what Mr. Auld referred to which made him question how important literacy really is. Douglass saw that Mr. Auld wanted to prevent black slaves to not become literate so slavery can still be alive. Frederick as well realizes that education and becoming a literate slave will cause for them to free themselves.
Whether his words were honest or not, his intentions behind the autobiography was to make it a point that slavery had no place in Gods’ world. Humans were to be treated equally no matter what the color of their skin be. He wanted the reader to view his life as a turning point for Africans and that they could be educated, respected, and valued as were white people. Mr. Equiano traveled the world to make it a point to end the African Slave trade. He even went to the extent of sending letters to Royal families, expressing how slavery was taking the life away from others.
MLK’s “I have a dream” speech promoted the idea of integration. He believed that the races were created equal and that blacks should be respected as American citizens. Malcolm X followed Muslim principles and believed that he would protest “by any means necessary.” He would do whatever needed in order to obtain freedom for African-Americans whether it be violence or nonviolent. Malcolm opposed integration and believed that blacks needed to fend for themselves in the fight against whites.
In 1829 David Walker wrote the Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World. Walker pleas for the immediate abolishment of captivity and the same rights for Black people. This was a ground-breaking thing for a Black man to say openly at that time. It was also very risky. Because of what he was doing, Walker put his life in danger.
Equiano organized group of people called the “Sons of Africa,” they campaigned through public speaking, letter writing in a large open area of lawmakers to abolish slavery. He also led a group of delegate in support of improving the condition of slave ships, to limit the number of enslave Africans that ships could carry. Equiano knew his life story was one of the most important arguments against slavery. So he uses his own life story to persuade the British to abolish slavery by writing his own life story. “The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano”.
After the Underground Railroad, moral code came into question, and with the Constitution demanding all people be equal, the people in the North could no longer bear to uphold slavery. The Underground Railroad was risky and dangerous, but it furthered racial equality by creating a coalition against slavery and by freeing African
The founding fathers felt enslaved by the crown of England and took the necessary measures to end their oppression, and that fight was a roadmap for the fight against slavery. This argument that, in certain circumstances, resisting injustice is more important than obeying the law, is expressed in the text “Colonial Latin America” by S. K. Bryant. He discusses the various forms of resistance pursued
Inequality and racial discrimination have been prevalent in the lives of the black community as well as others for many years. It is inequality that has deprived these minorities of the possibilities and opportunities to become someone in society. Yet, Martin Luther King sought to contradict these traditional norms of society and fight back with peace and kindness to give a voice to those who were shunned. Throughout history, black people were not able to do many things such as attend a school with white children, vote, sit at the front of a bus and have an opinion. Of course, they became tired of living a restricted life where they were oppressed and discriminated against for the color of their skin.
Civil disobedience positively impact a free Society because civil disobedience is it right exercised by what is defined as a free Society. Civil Disobedience give citizens a peaceful way to demonstrate that they do not agree with a certain law or laws. Citizens should have the right to be able to peacefully go against a law if they feel strongly about what is taking place at the time that encourages the law that the people disagree with. Rosa Parks demonstrated Civil Disobedience when she refused to give up her seat for a white person. At the time word segregation and racism were being fought against, Rosa Parks today chance by not obeying the law which says she had to give up her seat if asked so a white person could sit there.