There was a time when violence was not needed. Now races try to use their history to explain their violence and tolerance levels towards each other. There has been several instances where specific races have killed other races and vice versa. Which does not help the endless race war. Martin Luther King Jr.
Non-Violence was common in the Civil Rights movement especially when different groups came together to work so that the message could get out without having the backlash of fighting back. In Selma there were multiple marches and attempted protests that happened on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Non-violence on the side of the police was not very common especially during the first march on Bloody Sunday. However the brutality on the police's part had drawn supporters out from every religion, race, age, and gender who would move to participate in the next march. The next march which was ill fated when first brought up because the president had warned Dr. King that there will be the same violence that had happened in the previous march, this march
African American Rights Movement Violence. Fear. Segregation. These are the things African Americans had to face in the South. African Americans had a hard time in the South between 1955 to 1968.
African Americans were freed from slavery in 1865 and were granted civil rights in 1875. However, In the 1950s and 60s African Americans were restricted under Jim Crow laws, these laws segregated African Americans into “Separate but Equal” facilities and prohibited them from doing things we do normally today. On August 28th, 1955 a young African American boy was kidnapped, tortured and murdered for allegedly whistling at a Caucasian store owner. This young boy was known as Emmett Louis “Bobo” Till. Emmett Till’s murder outraged the African American community and aided the push for desegregation and equality amongst all Americans regardless of race on a national level.
During this period of time African Americans were being treated without equality, since they were seen as a minority in the United States for their skin color. This led to have segregated public places all around America, because white people were seen as the dominant race, and could never imagen themselves cohabiting with other races, not even in their dreams. This type of problem was more likely to be visible in the south of the United States such as Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South and North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and as well as Texas. However, segregation did not stop the white people for making the African American people be more aware of the procedures that they need to learn and live day by day, any African American who cross a boundary of the segregation signs would be punish by death. This procedure was very outrages for the fact that Black people were being lynched, for only making eye contact with a
Martin Luther King Jr Changes today’s world Since the human race, has been around for centuries and centuries the world we know today has always had it good and bad imperfections. While we know today, that slavery as well as segregation has always been around it still happens today in many ways. Looking back at to the 1950’s: our people of many races, especially African Americans went through a very rocky patch in life. Still today some experience this called, “racism, discrimination” for their color of skin. Most people have tried to stop this and have not succeed in helping, but a guy named Martin Luther King Jr, was the one.
How can there be so much hate between humans with different skin color? This is the question Martin Luther King Jr. asked so many times during the war of Vietnam, hate between Americans and Africans, hate between Vietnamese and American, why did there have to be so much hate when there could be peace? In his speech "Beyond Vietnam- A Time to Break the Silence" King brings this serious issue to the attention of the people. With three key examples he must make his speech cogent in order to impact the crowd of listeners.
Civil disobedience makes a statement. It is a tool that can be used to make a difference. Peaceful resistance to unjust laws helps a free society by allowing people to be heard without violence. Anyone can attack brutally, either verbally or physically, to get attention. But the best way to be noticed is to, “create such a crisis and establish such a creative tension...that it can no longer be ignored,” as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his letter from a Birmingham jail.
Inspiration can be found anywhere, from the littlest of moments to the most memorable human beings. Regardless of how come it is, Martin Luther King Jr. has always been an inspiration to me. MLK has proven himself to nobel, intelligent, and firm in his beliefs. I have always believed that violence is never the answer. MLK help improve the basic rights for African Americans without resorting to violence, instead MLK used nonviolent civil disobedience.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian and leader in the African-American civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. He is best known for his part in the progression based on his Christian beliefs. By 1968 the years of displays and conflicts were starting to wear on Martin Luther King Jr. He had gotten tired of going to jail and living under steady threats of death.