Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King, And James Baldwin

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The concept here is to understand what the term “nonviolence resistance” means. Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King, and James Baldwin all talked about the unfair treatment that blacks faced simply because of their skin color. The similarities that these individuals shared was based around the want of equal rights. Martin Luther King was determined to change how races interacted with one another. Fannie Lou Hamer wanted equal voting rights for African Americans because she believed they should have the same rights as whites. James Baldwin lived through the hardships and hatred in this time and wanted his nephew to be strong and aware of how he could push through. Each of these people were selfless in the manner and longed for change in the society as a whole. The texts of these people are closely related, not in content, but the meaning behind them. The Civil Rights Movement came into action because of injustice and unfair treatment. The Letter From Birmingham Jail …show more content…

They were abused verbally and physically and just expected to take this treatment. Baldwin made an interesting point that stuck out stating that they can only be destroyed for believing what the white world calls a “n word”. In other words, if they ignored the slurs and stayed the bigger person, then they could overcome this. They were not only expected to take this abuse, but to also respect the white community. He was born into this society believing that he was worthless because the white community putting that idea in his mind. I believe that African Americans in this time were born into this believing that there was never a way out. If James were to stay humble and remember where he came from and what he was about then nobody could take that away from him. He could make his life how he wanted it; that is just like Fannie Lou Hamer did in her

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