However, unlike the likes of other black revolutionaries of the time, such as Malcolm X, MLK was an advocate of peaceful protests even as the white people broke out with violence towards the African American community with every step they took in the war for equality. “‘As my sufferings mounted,’ Martin Luther King Jr. once wrote, ‘I soon realized that there were two ways that I could respond to my situation: either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force’” (Bromell, 2013, p.
He showed wisdom when he acted dumb in front of the guards, did not talk to anyone about who he was, and got the letter back from the guards. He showed courage when he went to Big Walker's house, faced Mars Charles despite the beating, and escaped from his master's house. Anthony showed self-sacrifice when he carried Simon on his back, nominated himself to talk to Mars Charles, and sold his cap to give Simon a blanket. Anthony Burns was a great man, other than just a slave he was received as hero amongst his people. When he achieved freedom he went on with college, in order to continue on with his life.
Rafael Cezair Martin Luther King Jr. was a catalyst and a driving force for the Civil Rights Movement. Though he wasn't the only Civil Rights leader, he was one of the most influential spokespersons in America, emphasizing peace, and nonviolence. He helped end segregation through protests, speeches, and writings. As a matter of fact, one of the things that Martin Luther King first did was help organize the bus boycott. After Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white man, many African-Americans began to walk to work instead of taking buses.
While the segregation laws were clearly out of line with the constitution, why did they choose to peacefully protest in the streets rather than violently fight back against the policemen who often hurt and even killed some of them? I find it noble that MLK Jr. would fight for this cause, but I also wonder how much his religious faith played into his civil right stance. Considering that all men are created equal under God is a strong reason that one might consider equal rights for all, but legally blacks had the right to be equal to whites, giving them every right to protest, from a civil or religious
Malcolm X’s assassination was not justified because he was an activist for equality, and a symbol of change; however, many people blame him for causing riots. Even though people blame him for causing and condemning the riots, it is believed that he lead our country through a time filled with chaos and travesty. Malcolm X had one main goal and it was for blacks and whites to be truly and wholeheartedly equal. One way he planned to achieve this was to preach and cause a surge in black pride. He coined the term Black Power in order to improve the black community and help black people realize their true potential and recognize that they were a proud people
I think of him trying to end racism, trying to let the colored people get the same opportunities as the whites had. I even think about the man trying to make Rosa Parks get up out her seat because he was a white guy and she refused to get up, so she was arrested. Well in my opinion I think Martin Luther King tried to do his best to end racism before he was shot and killed because everyone hated him, only because of what he was trying to do and what he was
First going along with what I said about there being “peaceful rallies” even though some people may be at these rallies to make a difference to support their opinion, not everyone can respect that. Rallies may start off peaceful but others who may agree with those protesting don’t always do it peacefully this causes riots and looting, which is the farthest thing from peaceful. There is a fine line from marching down the streets peacefully and making your opinion know like Martin Luther King Jr did in 1965, in Alabama to help fight for the right of African-Americans to vote. Then someone saying it’s okay to loot and destroy cars and stores because they are expressing their opinion.
Since Atticus was teaching not only his children, but also his enemies empathy, people started to change for the better. After the trial, people started to see what Bob Ewell was truly capable of, and he lost the little bit of respect the town had for him. People started to empathize for Tom Robinson, realizing that he was actually innocent and that he didn’t deserve the punishment he received. For example, Tom Robinson pitied Mayella and it added to the reason of why he was convicted. Being a black man, it was wrong for him to pity someone “above” him, even if she was a squalid, poor white girl.
He does this mostly to spur all of the black community who has remained inactive in response to segregation into action. He wishes to inspire an uproar within the Negro men that will be enough to change the unfair legislation against the black people. Patterson takes a different approach, blaming the white south for allowing it to happen. Patterson, however, creates a distinction between the white south and the perpetrators, even going so far as to call them mad dogs. He does blame the people for “creating a climate for child-killing” (A Flower for the Graves), but not for the act itself.
Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they’re people, too”(Lee, 269). This shows how white people don’t respect colored persons even though they are people too. Atticus wants to show his children that colored persons are people too and that they have to be treated fairly because they don’t do anything to you to hurt you. Not only that, colored persons face being treated unfair and like trash because of their skin color. “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Civil disobedience does lead to progress, just like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. disobeyed the laws which gave African Americans more rights. Rosa Parks is an American Civil Rights Activist. On Dec. 1, 1955, Parks disobeyed the bus driver when he told her to give up her seat in the colored section to a white person just because the white section was filled. She got arrested because she violated Alabama 's segregation laws. Although others African-Americans had already been arrested for the same thing, Park 's case went all the way to state, so she was the best candidate to challenge the court.
Martin Luther King Martin Luther King harped on civil disobedience for any moral arguments. Treating citizens differently based on skin color was nefarious, King wished to speak out to change but insisted on non-violent acts to do so. He expressed his thoughts in the “I Have a Dream” speech publically in a passive fashion. This passionate, positive and encouraging speech flourished King’s views and changed the American government’s unjust laws. Although, King did not use destructive force to get his point across, he did break some laws.
The people of montgomery were under segregation. Colored people had to use signs that said for colored like bathrooms, water fountains, restaurants, schools,car dealerships and places like that. The Same applied to the white folks except they like that law because they did not want to be near the colored folks. The KKK & The NAACP The Ku Klux Klan is a terrorist group that burned down black people 's homes and churches even schools the people were afraid of the members of the KKK the people would put sheets with holes over there eyes to nobody would see their faces and they would walk around with torches and set things on fire. The NAACP stood for National association for the advancement of colored people Rosa also thought it was unfair that if a white man beat a black man he only needed to pay a fine of 24 dollars.
One subject that is always being contemplated on is the media 's double standard when it comes to minorities. When Caucasian people have a riot it is not really talked down on because, it happens after games are lost in sports. However, when African Americans protest after a horrible event, they are looked down on and instead of it being called a protest on injustices, the media makes it seem like it is a riot over nothing and African Americans are just acting out. like what a man named Steven Crowder did on his blog. Instead of looking into the real reason blacks were rioting.
Head of the National Association of Police Organizations, William Johnson, blames President Obama for a “war on cops.” Blaming the head of our nation for civil right action is not something that can be agreed with. Yes our nation’s leader is an African American and though he cannot voice an opinion, it 's safe to say Obama may have a non-broadcasted opinion. While races came together for prayer in Dallas, protests in other places lead to violence. Many races are coming together to help put light on the situation, but there are still some that believe in the violent approaches. The wrong lesson to take out of this is to believe Black Lives Matter without thinking that blue lives matter, too.