African Americans have the ability to do as a white can do. The only difference between a black and white is the color of their skin. This realization made African American want to fight for equality. African Americans started the civil right movement Even after the Emancipation proclamation the African Americans in southern states, still had to deal with oppression, segregation and racial violence. Civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and others got tired of the law “separate but equal”.
Black people were expected to address white people as “Mr.” or “Mrs.” while white people were not expected to do the same. Many white southerners believed that black people were alright with the roles of inequality that were bestowed upon them. When the uprising of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s proved this not to be true, non-minorities rose up in resistance (Friedman, 62). The anti-civil rights non-minorities influenced the movement by inhibiting it. They fought against the rights African Americans had been fighting for for years.
was a powerful figure in the history of civil disobedience and left lasting impacts on our society. While Antigone, important in literature, was no more then the cursed daughter of Oedipus doomed like her father to be rash and selfish. It was not Antigone’s but MLK’s version of civil disobedience that made had the most profound impact; he helped end segregation and racial injustice in America through non-violence and self-enlightenment. MLK fought for justice for all and fought to insure the rights of future African
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
Following years of economic depression and war, America was primed for social change and the expansion of civil rights. Many of the changes initially put into law during the Reconstruction Era had been revised or completely rolled back, especially in the South. Black voting was extremely rare due to a racial South and local governments refusing to enforce laws. Many people were disgusted by such regression, after black and racially tolerant whites had worked for so long they seemingly had gotten nowhere. Many looked to violence and fleeing, which solved nothing and lead to even more prejudice.
Riders on the second bus were beaten badly in Birmingham Alabama.. The first ride had ended due to all the violence. They still didn't give up they still had faith. The original riders were forced to go back to New Orleans successive protesters followed them to integrate Southern buses. The second ride had begun, there was thirteen volunteers seven black and six whites.
Malcolm X’s assassination was not justified because he was an activist for equality, and a symbol of change; however, many people blame him for causing riots. Even though people blame him for causing and condemning the riots, it is believed that he lead our country through a time filled with chaos and travesty. Malcolm X had one main goal and it was for blacks and whites to be truly and wholeheartedly equal. One way he planned to achieve this was to preach and cause a surge in black pride. He coined the term Black Power in order to improve the black community and help black people realize their true potential and recognize that they were a proud people
African american rights were the main concern of many people, along with government corruption and the unwillingness to help. Malcolm X was no banal man he was a extravagant civil rights speaker, he showed the truth on how coming together can put the end to African American indifference. Due to the lack of government the dichotomy between african americans and the white men was still a major problem ; as African americans needed to put and end to the separation and earn civil rights. Malcolm speaks out to all who are willing to obtain their civil rights.”In Ballot or Bullet” Malcolm X uses Anaphora, Antithesis, Ethical Appeal, Word choice, and Rhetorical question to show the lack of support from government and how coming together can help fight back. Malcolm showed through anaphora that as a whole a fresh start was not needed.
However, the action should be taken without nonviolence and with peaceful protest. Dr. King’s nonviolent tactic was a success as it bridged the gap between the colored and white people. Malcolm X was renown for his act of self defense throughout the Civil Rights Movement. His main goal was to prove how whites did not treat black people as human beings. However, through Malcolm X’s several tactics, Martin Luther King’s movement was made more impactful and successful.
Racism is a very tragic but important part of history. Blacks in the early 1900s sacrificed their lives just because there was a small chance of change. This just emphasizes how badly they were being treated. But with many sacrifices and attempts things changed. Throughout history change is bound to happen.
Letter From Birmingham Jail: A Statement of Truth Racism in America was and still is an issue that is faced. Since the time of the Civil Rights movement America has improved but still has to do some work. The people who started the fight for racial equality were the brave ones who decided enough was enough. Colored people in America had been treated unfairly for much too long and were ready to fight for their rights and get rid of the social injustices they had to face. One of the biggest injustices towards blacks were the unjust segregation laws in the country.