Another event that changed civil rights is that they kept African Americans from illegal drugs. To repeat, the NAACP wanted to make America for real Americans: and make sure that lynching and segregation were not part of it. (naacp.org) Members helped to organize events for racial discrimination and helped the United States to realize they needed to pass a bill to end segregation. For the most part, the NAACP has worked hard to change civil rights and how people were being
(SS) King speaks of the attacks, “...unspeakable horrors of police brutality,” the black community encountered for having a different skin tone. (SS) Since the white community did not see the Blacks as equals, they did not think they were hurting a worthy human being. (com) King also addresses the “... negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one,” as something the whole black community had to face on a regular basis. (SS) The black community was forced to receive social restraints on their lives, causing severe inequality by taking away the free will to live anywhere they wanted. (SS) This image is a powerful, real life illustration of the extreme segregation of that time.
Presenting to the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition, Booker T. Washington delivered his most famous speech, "The Atlanta Compromise Address". In this speech Washington shares his belief that his fellow African Americans and other former slaves should make the best of what they have and to strive to excel in the positions and jobs they already occupy rather than continually fighting for. He insists that the people of the white race also do not see what they have around them. He wants the whites and blacks in south to realize that they need each other and should act in ways to coexist. To convey his belief, Washington uses rhetorical strategies such as the following: the three rhetorical appeals, allegory, and repetition.
What he sought for the Black community was access to the public sphere so that Blacks might enjoy the benefits of politics inspired by freedom, justice, and equality, and bear the burden of responsibility for maintaining the American Republic for the long term. He encouraged Black and White Americans alike to throw off the yoke of immaturity and tries to spread freethinking throughout the world. He preached, “Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksand’s of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.
He played a role in being involved with several boycotts in a fight for equality for African Americans. Throughout his entire speech, his focus is to encourage his supporters to continue boycotting and protesting peacefully until they are granted equal rights as American citizens. At the same time, his message is to evoke those uneducated about the sad truth of racism, to instead fight against it and yearn for a better world. In Dr. King’s speech, he establishes pathos by employing metaphors, anaphora, and allusions to appeal to his audience. It not only allowed for his victimized audience to feel empowered by his words, but also
By doing this, King is able to make his audience acknowledge the fact that the African American population has been essentially cheated of its freedom. This example correlates with the rest of his speech, speaking on how African Americans are treated as less than human even after being granted their freedom in 1865. To fully understand why he compares these two things the audience will need to know some background information regarding the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments and how they abolished slavery and were supposed to give the African American slaves equal rights. This metaphor makes the audience ponder about how African Americans were promised equality after the Civil War and how all they got in the end was segregation and violence. Another noteworthy metaphor King uses is when he states that we need to "lift our nation from the
Robinson represented a symbolic figure for black America in the matter and his voice and influence helped prosper the sentiment of independent black voters who are beholden only to themselves and other blacks. His action provided an important ideological benchmark that was echoed by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1958, stating that he was not inextricably bound to either party. Robinson acted as a catalyst for the change in political affiliation and proved instrumental in re-establishing black votership through peace. Robinson further quipped about his independence, stating, “It would make everything I worked for meaningless if baseball is integrated but political parties were segregated”, demonstrating a palpable awareness that his role as a baseball player was hollow if he could not
Martin Luther King Jr. realized this, and preached a change that the African Americans have would force only through nonviolence. Martin Luther King’s philosophy made more sense for America in the 1960s because it pushed America forward, it stopped bloodshed through nonviolence, and it helped make everyone more equal and together by showing them the errors of their ways. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X seemed to have a respect among one another, though their philosophies were quite different from each other. Malcolm X made it clear that he believed that the African Americans and the White people should remain separate but should be considered equal to each other. He told white people “work in conjunction with us-each of us working among our own kind.” Martin Luther King Jr., on the other hand, preached equality and desegregation.
“If abolitionists did not cause the Civil War, they shaped its meaning.” (4) It was indeed a war of two distinct societies since the country was fragmented into two: the abolitionists versus slave owners. Perhaps it was the greater calling for justice that many in the North wanted to fight, if not for the glory of war itself. Although this maybe the case for many white Americans, it can be said with some level of assurance that African Americans were not fighting because they wanted their names in history books, but because they shared a kinship and a bond wrought by common suffering with their brethren in the South. The war, however, infused the masses with a deep sense of patriotism that the abolitionist movement at times lacked ("Recruits rushed to enlist, expecting a short, glorious war." page
The most notable example of imagery in his speech is when King describes his hopes for the future as "black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." This example shows Martin Luther King Jr.'s hopes for the future; he wants to live in a country where everyone sees each other as equals. Background information needed to understand this use of imagery is knowing about the discrimination occurring at the time, especially in the southern states where most of the violence occurred. By providing these specific details, the audience can virtually experience what King is demonstrating. After hearing and visualizing King's hopes for the future, the audience cannot help but feel motivated to help the world become a better place.