The first leader, Martin Luther King Jr., was a reverend from Atlanta, Georgia, who advocated peace and tolerance between all races. He led huge numbers of people in protests against injustice and inequality, but he always insisted that his protests be peaceful and representative of love between different groups of people. His way of thinking would lead to the advancement of civil rights ideals for decades to come following his assassination, which left the movement in shock. Another leader who had tremendous influence and cultural significance was Malcolm X. X took his name because he considered his original name, Malcolm Little, to be a slave name and therefore unrepresentative of who he was. This mentality of separation from traditionally white culture
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. The African American Civil Rights movement of the late 1950s and early 60s brought many reforms for the Black community. Prominent leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X pushed for changes to provide equality and opportunities for African Americans. King was able to obtain legislative victories such as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act to end discriminatory practices in America. Malcolm X, armed with radicalized speeches, dove right into communities to empower hundreds of thousands of black Americans to create better lives and stronger communities.
He took part in the creation of Israel, which led him to this. He was very important to the relationship between Israel and Palestine. Bunche received several huge opportunities, like when President Truman offered him to become an assistant of the secretary. Although he rejected the offer because of the segregation in Washington D.C., he still made huge advancements because of his determination. One of the big achievements he made for the African-Americans was leading the civil rights march with Martin Luther King.
Both their speeches, “I Have a Dream” and “The Ballot or the Bullet” may have shared some common traits, but at the same time, differed greatly in various aspects. Martin Luther King’s speech, “I Have a Dream” is vastly recognized as one of the best speeches ever given. His passionate demand for racial justice and an integrated society became popular throughout the Black community. His words proved to give the nation a new vocabulary to express what was happening to them. Martin was famously a pacifist, so in his speech, he advocated peaceful protesting and passively fighting against racial segregation.
A Speech from A Legend Booker T. Washington’s historical event became an astonishing part of history on September 18, 1895. Booker T. Washington went from slavery and escaping poverty through relentless work to pursuing education and achieving international fame. He also became the first black man who was invited to speak at the Atlanta Cotton and International Exposition in front of a predominately white crowd. His speech left the audience with awe as he became a national figure with his “Atlanta Compromise” speech. Booker T. Washington used logical, ethical and emotional appeals in this famous speech in order to encourage African Americans to have a better life and work together with whites in order to create better opportunities.
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.
“The originator of the March on Washington in 1963, Randolph aimed to obtain government sponsorship of black jobs.” (History). Randolph’s understanding of the economic needs of blacks predated the riots that drew the nation’s attention to them. He also became a critic of the black power movement, which he believed was programmatically bankrupt. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement. The victory made Randolph the leading black figure in the labor
To conclude, Douglass gave colored people a dream where everyone lived together equally from his ability to convince his audience that there is hope for his race. Douglass was a man needed during his time, who could inspire any crowd for the better. He was born into slavery and separated from his mother when he was an infant so he is more than experienced to know the hardships of being black. If it wasn’t for Douglass history might of been different for not just blacks but every ethnic group. Douglass is one of if not the most important inspirational leaders of the United States history ever
Martin Luther King Jr. is a major reason why we have integration today. After school he became a great pastor. His preaching ability is part of the reason his “I have a dream” was such an inspirational speech. Martin Luther King Jr. is a very important person in the civil rights movement because of his life goal to desegregate everything that had been racially segregated, being a moving and historical preacher, and his “I have a dream speech”. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia.
The ultimate goal of justice is slowly but surely been achieved today for the black community. A day that heavily influenced this achievement was in 1963 during the March on Washington, in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The man who changed lives that day only wanted those who heard him to apply his message to their lives. In his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses repetition, specific, illustrative detail and examples, allusions, and figurative language in order to amplify his message that his audience needed to bond together in order to fight for civil rights and justice now. Dr. King emphasizes the fact that his dream is to achieve racial equality and justice through the use of repetition.