In the United States, specific groups, such as the KKK, were responsible for the injustice of nonwhite people. However in South Africa, the oppression was a legal problem and was run by the government. Malcolm X had to stand up for what he believed against a large and powerful group of people while Nelson Mandela had to defy the entire South African government to make a change. Without these men taking a stand, the world would not be how it is today. Both men did the impossible and fought against their societies for freedom of blacks and all
NELSON MANDELA Nelson Mandela is one of the influence people in the 20th century politics. He was the first black president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 and elected by fully representative democratic election. He was also a politician, an activist, fighting against HIV/AIDS in Africa, promoting global peace and South African anti apartheid revolutionary. One thing that he did for the Africans and affects the world was about to end the apartheid, a system that try to separated the races of black skin over white skin people in South Africa. Because of him right now there is no differentiate between those people again.
Introduction: The civil rights movement of 1954-1968 has made a huge impact on the history of African-American equality. All the great leaders of the movement have gone down in history for their courageous work and outstanding commitment to the civil rights movement. One of the most famous of the activists was Martin Luther King Junior (1929-1968) . King is still remembered today for his legendary speech entitled “I had a dream”. Many countries concurred with Luther King and agreed with his ideas because he made a difference for African-Americans and took a stand against racism.
They impacted the world with their big efforts. Mandela was a leader in African National Congress. The story says that “he was in a political party that opposed South Africa’s policy of racial segregation.” Mandela became the world’s best-known political prisoner. In the story it says, “he was sentenced to life prison, but he never gave up.” In 1990 he was released, and became South Africa’s first black president.
In The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley, the book documented the amazing life and transformation of one the 20th century’s most provocative, significant, and misunderstood people, and also provided keen insight into the impact of institutional racism in the United States during the period of 1925-1965. Malcolm X (birth name Malcolm Little), was born in Omaha, NE in 1925, and from the time of his birth until the end of his life, race and racism would play a central role in how he lived and died, and how he viewed the world and how it viewed him. Malcolm’s childhood was difficult and clouded with tragedy, conflict and pain. Malcolm was born into a two parent union where his father was quite dark and his mother was quite light. Malcolm, who took on more of his mother’s skin color believed that he avoided beatings, or at least, severe beatings because of his lighter skin.
These carpetbaggers ultimately influenced the politics of the South, resulting in many African Americans being elected into office. These men in office greatly changed the way post war politics would have been handled in both the South and North. Blacks could also vote, effecting the government even more. As explained in document H, they were now free men, and they saw that they deserve to vote. This was an idea which was unthinkable just a couple months before, and now African Americans were in the government, deciding what bills to make, or pass.
This is when he changed his birth name from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X. Later he had written,”Little was the name that the white slave master … had imposed upon paternal forebears” After his parole in 1952 his popularity grew and became the organization 's most influential leaders, and served as the public face of the controversial group for a dozen years. Malcolm rose quickly and became the prime minister of Temple 11 in Boston a temple in which he founded. He was then given the No. 7 Temple located in Harlem.
Jackie Robinson: Breaking Down Barriers When Jackie Robinson stepped on Ebbets Field on April 15, 1947, he single-handedly paved the way for some of the most well-known athletes in the world. Without Robinson, there would be no Michael Jordan, no Hank Aaron, and no Tiger Woods or Cam Newton. The heroic act of simply becoming the first black man to play professional sports was one that will forever affect the sports world and the lives of individuals around the world. What he meant to the world was even more than being just some special athlete, he was a leader and proved a colored man could do everything in society that a white man could do. Jackie Robinson was a powerful figure who benefited society by breaking the color barrier, playing
“Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. The two leading revolutionary men created the national organization as a way to collectively combat white oppression. After constantly seeing black people suffer from the torturous practices of police officers around the nation, Newton and Seale helped to form the pioneering black liberation group to help build community and confront corrupt systems of power.” (Huff. Post, 2016) Newton and Seale started to recruit members immediately. From there, the party only grew.
He showed that African Americans could do anything just as good as anybody else. He did this by being the first African American in times of brutal diversity and racism. Even today Jackie Robinson is remembered as the man who changed baseball and America forever. He made a difference in the world by leading other African Americans to play sports and I have opportunities in life. Perhaps if people were more like Jackie Robinson they would be able to make a huge difference in the
The races started to gain the same rights whether they were white or African Americans. According to John Buescher no state can deny anyone of their rights of life, liberty, and property (Buescher). Now it was not just the whites who had those 3 main rights the African Americans gained those rights as well and they became a more equal society with whites. The whites do not only have those 3 rights now, but they also could now vote and be a part of the voting process. John Buescher stated, any citizen could now vote no matter what race.
was a huge leader in the Civil Rights Movement. After King’s infamous speech at The Great March on Washington in August 1963, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (”King, Martin Luther, Jr.”). This honorable award shows how dedicated King was toward defending civil rights. King’s speech really was inspirational to all. Later in his life, King was placed in the Birmingham Jail for violation of an injunction to halt his demonstrations (”King, Martin Luther, Jr.”).
In February 1990 he was released from prison and still fought against oppression to achieve the goals that he and others had set for themselves a long time ago. Mandela was inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa. During his presidency the country moved away from minority rule and apartheid, he earned the respect throughout the world for the work on conflict resolution both within the country and internationally. Just like Thoreau, Gandhi, and Mandela, now in these days, there have been more men and women that fight for own rights. Now in the year of 2017, there are fighters for what is best for the people.
We still talk about him to this day which goes to show how much he did for us and how famous he is along with how much respect the world has for him. Abraham Lincoln was the president which by itself gave him much importance and popularity. He took care of our country and got us through the civil war. A time where our nation was divided and were really weak. Also he signed the emancipation proclamation which freed the african american slaves which gained him respect all around the United
I chose Martin Luther King Jr. because he had a very clear vision ; he wanted to give everyone equal rights. He became a national leader that MADE a difference for negroes in the united states. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) was very intelligent and advanced in his education throughout life. I decided to choose the theme “ one person or group