Thurgood Marshall As the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall greatly influenced future generations of black people. His ancestors faced several hardships as slaves, but he was able to accomplish a lot. Marshall was brilliant as a child, but constantly got rejected because of his race. However, these discriminatory ridicules didn’t stop him from chasing after his dreams. This gave several African-Americans the sense that they could do anything and the only thing racism could do is motivate them.
Civil rights for African Americans are beneficial for the United States as a country either using violent or nonviolent methods to achieve this goal. African American civil rights have been fighting for over many years and the most used civil rights movement's methods have been by non violence used by Martin Luther King Jr. and violence used by Malcolm X. Dr. King and Malcolm X both respected civil rights movement leaders have used violence and nonviolence to their advantage to achieve the goal of African American civil rights. Both respected leaders conducted many acts to achieve the same reward with contrasting methods, even with Dr. King is Christian and Malcolm X a Muslim. America should have confronted the inequalities of the 1960’s by creating a peaceful protest and movement, but if civil rights and peace for are not given, then violence protests should take place in a certain amount of time.
Relentless Determination. It is no secret that African Americans have struggled as both community and race for hundreds of years. In fact, the history of African Americans and their quest for fairness, equal rights, and nondiscrimination have shaped this country economically and culturally into what it is today. Forced to uproot their homelands, African Americans and their families traveled to the northern states to escape racism and discrimination. Racism, the prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior, was first seen hundreds of years ago and is still prevalent in society even after the progress that has been made in the African American community.
Next is Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born into slavery in the early 1800s, only two years before Susan B. Anthony. After escaping slavery in Maryland, he took a brave step in publicly speaking to people about the abolition of slavery, women’s rights, and equality. It was risky, as he could be caught and forced back into slavery. He continued to speak though, and eventually became the Massachusetts and New York abolition leader.
Dred Scott Vs SandFord The case, Dred Scott vs Sandford, (1857) better known as the Dred Scott case was a crucial decision that affected America and it’s black population. Free blacks in America weren’t able to sue the court. The concept of popular sovereignty was also questioned, and blacks with ancestors were imported to America was slave could no longer become citizens. The Case ruled that slaves in free countries are still slaves. In 1857 the Dred Scott case was pulled into the supreme court.
The Jim Crow laws in the South made marriage between different races illegal, but in the North interracial relationships were much more accepted. Emmett was alive at a time where the civil rights movement had started before he was born, but had not come to a conclusion. The civil rights movement divided the North and South even more with the level of equality for blacks. A quote from history.com shows this, “Emmett bragged that his girlfriend back home was white. Emmett’s African-American companions, disbelieving him, dared Emmett to ask the white woman sitting behind the store counter for a date.” Emmett’s cousins said that their families prepared them to go to the South.
When the Civil Rights Act was legislated it changed the law, giving civil rights to anyone and everyone regardless of their skin color. Which in this book you see an excellent portrayal of the acts of segregation and discrimination going on around this time. The author showed the struggles of Lily with an abusive father, but at the same time kept her white privilege protected. While her housekeeper, Rosaleen, a strong bold woman keeping herself in tact throughout the obstacles of oppression she faced as a black woman in this time of history, was a representation of what blacks across the country dealt with day by day. A good example of oppression now vs. then is
In an interview with ABC, News Mildred said: “I didn’t realize how bad it was until we got married.” So terrible that the police attacked the Lovings home in the middle of the night on an unknown tip. Because of Virginia 's 400-year-old antimiscegenation law, the couple was accused of a lawful offense and was sentenced to one to five years in jail. In spite of the fact that Mildred and Richard reached a plea bargain, they were requested to leave Virginia and could not come back to Virginia together for twenty-five years. They moved to Washington D.C., where they lived in a poor neighborhood, despite their banishment in Virginia, they secretly visited Virginia together. The defining moment was the point at which one of Mildred and Richard 's children was hit by a drunk driver.
Their ancestors arrived to America long after slavery was abolished. Walters brings an interesting point, it’s that the European had no immunity to the diseases that flourished in Africa. Capturing the Africans was done by Arabs and black Africans. Would the reparations supporters ask the citizens of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and several other Muslim state, to tax themselves and make a reparation bill to the people whom their
Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for Civil Rights When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, lots of people thought it was a large step in the right direction for equal rights for all. This was not the case though because one hundred years after this important document was signed, the question of Civil Rights was still a massive topic of discussion because of the segregation and discrimination that the African Americans we 're faced with. One of the most influential African American leaders during this time was Martin Luther King Jr. This is because he helped publicize events for the African Americans, he spoke at many different events to show the world what he wanted out of the Civil Rights Movement, and no matter what happened to him, he never stopped fighting for what was right. Martin Luther King Jr. was a large reason for why the Civil Rights Movement had such a large impact on the lives of African Americans.