My research will answer these two questions: a) How he impacted the American society? b) Did he succeed in that? In my opinion, he had a powerful effect on the Americans during these three parts, through his life, after his death, and these days. Firstly, through his life, King started his revolution when he moved to Montgomery. He made a bus boycott when a black woman was arrested, because she refused to give her seat to a white passenger.
Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. When he was young, he was a brilliant student, though his teacher had discriminated against him because he was black. His father, Earl Little, was a supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. His civil right activism prompted death threats from white supremacist, forcing the family to move twice. Later, he was murdered by white supremacists.
As an African-American debating at the biggest all white college, Harvard, he knows lynching is a very sensitive topic. Although James knows this he also knows this is the right thing to say to win the debate, as he continues he goes on about how coming to this debate his teammates and him, “saw a man strung up by his neck--and set on fire” (Washington). The crowd seemed shocked he had evidence from his own experience, he went through the fear of watching a human burn, and the people burning him receive no punishment for breaking the law, yet this Harvard debater is
Bryce Reagan 2/10/2015 75 Argumentative Speech Martin Luther King Jr. "The time is always right to do what is right". Martin Luther King was not happy with segregation, so he spoke up and gave African Americans a voice. Martin Luther King Jr. is the most effective citizen of the 20th century because he is brave determined and a leader. Martin Luther King Jr, was born on January, 15, 1929 and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the leader of the Civil Rights Movement from the mid 1950s to the time he was assassinated, which was on April 4, 1968, in Memphis Tennessee.
The lynching mobs “were never apprehended, tried, or convicted. Prominent community members frequently encouraged and even participated in lynch mobs,” the resentment of African Americans were .The lynching mobs would cut off body parts of the victim’s body, the dismembered parts would either be kept or sold as souvenirs. During this time, many black men were accused of raping white females, so as punishment they would be lynched. The lynching of the black rapist would be considered a civil action. The lynching of black bodies has left many African Americans mental scarred since they have to fear for the lives of their families and themselves.
The United States was very prominent with the racism and unjust treatment of African Americans in the 20th century. Because of the law that was corrupt and because of the victimization of African Americans, civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech on August 28, 1963. He gave a speech to thousands of people in order to end segregation, racism, and the unjust treatment of African Americans. Not only did King have a goal to end racism across the nation, but he fought so that there would be equal rights throughout the nation as well. King uses rhetorical features such as repetition, metaphors, allusion, hyperbole, along with both ethos and pathos throughout his speech.
The Power of Emotions “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” This is a well-known quote is the artwork of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. whose speech at the “March on Washington” in 1963 rang throughout the United States of America. At the time, society had disregarded Abraham Lincoln’s efforts to end segregation, continuing on with hatred and oppression aimed at those of the Black community. However, Martin Luther King refused to accept being a bystanding within the minority and created a movement to change the course of history forever. His goals were simple; freedom, unity, equality, but his determination
Essay Assignment The story about Martin Luther King is the story about a leader who encouraged peaceful, non-violent actions towards racial emancipation of African Americans. After the abolition of slavery, black Americans were still regarded by many as second-class citizens. Freedom and prosperity, the traditional American values, were neither privileges nor rights of black Americans and discrimination against them was still rampant and obvious. Protest actions started as far back as in the forties of the last century but it was not until twenty years later that they began attracting the attention on the American public. Deeply inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s work and teaching, the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King decided to use the same,
Uproar and protest bubbled over in the states after Scott’s failure to obtain his freedom. His case also fueled the North in their battle with the South, since the big topic of the century was “slavery”. They wanted justice for Dred Scott, to rightfully place his ownership in his own hands, to grant him the freedom to live however he pleased and to not have to walk in shackles. Any human should have that basic right, as it says in the constitution. This landmark of a case stood as a breaking point for social reform; motivation to stop the discrimination that ran throughout the country.
Therefore Black Power is a reaction to the failure of white power. It is a symbolism of a mind and action shift from a devotion of a non-violent direct action to a violent necessary action for change. Even though Martin Luther King didn’t deny the existence of the violent progressive strategy he didn’t believe in it. He was different from all the other black power theoreticians in that he preached a black-white alliance towards change (non-separatism). Carmichael as the leader of SNCC abandoned the nonviolent strategy and went for separatism, non-integration and creating economic opportunities for black Americans through Black Nationalism and the militant action.