Social Movement Vs Civil Rights Movement

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The definition of freedom has been altered with for many years. Whites and Blacks have two different definitions of freedom. Social movements have been around since King and Malcolm ex, which the movements proposed equality, freedom and unity in a nonviolent sense. The unique aspect behind social movements is that it is producing new ideas and arguments, positive and negative ones. Also introducing topics and opinion that never were brought up, or pushed over by what was deemed important at that moment. Today, social and equality issues that happened decades ago now is present and is even a larger debate since years ago they were ignored. Comparing the urban period, then and now, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X accomplished something, which…show more content…
The deaths and unjust beatings have made us today, even more dangerous because we died then for standing up for ourselves, yet today Black people are killing Black people, and still being abused by the laws and the system. How are we winning? Where is the progress? In my paper I will discuss the Civil rights, Social justice and Pan Africanism/ Nationalism. Social movements have been going on for many years. We have a plethora of African Americans who created revolutionary social movements on equality, segregation, racism, and feminism towards women 's rights. Early social movements began with Sojourner Truth in 1843. Sojourner Truth was a phenomenal activist who escaped slavery with her newborn and joined a group of abolitionists, which including Frederick Douglas. Founded by abolitionists, the organization supported a broad reform agenda, including women 's rights and pacifism. She started writing her memoirs, which her famous speech was “ Ain’t I a women”. Mrs. Truth, Frederick Douglas, and David Ruggles all paved the way for the upcoming 1900’s which would be a very important…show more content…
He decided to look at nationalism and Black liberation He provides questions, making individuals think for themselves as of why their lives the way they are. What is the role of family, childhood friends, cultural practices, and neighborhood political culture? and what can be the relationship between the Black Liberation movement in the US and the fight for social transformation and social justice in Africa? Muhammad’s way of solving issues is within your own culture, not just with socialism and nationalism is doing to African Americans such as wealth and the violence. Muhammad does what Eric Foner suggested to Bernie Sanders. He starts with the roots of our people, such as slavery and Africa, instead of Europe and trying to change the radical tradition like Sanders suggests in his political
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