Cesar Chavez, Kenneth Clark, Fred Korematsu, Katharine Hepburn, Harvey Milk, and Jackie Robinson, all contributed to social change in America in the areas of gender or “race”. Explain who each person was, what issues they were dealing with, and what method or methods they used to try to create social change. Be clear on what role the media of the times played in their actions. Essays should be about three pages double spaced, approximately 700-800 words Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919-October 1972): The First African-American who play baseball in Brooklyn Dodgers. During that time, African-American doesn’t have equal rights with white people, they cannot use same restroom with white, and they cannot sit …show more content…
And allow more and more African-American people join the baseball team. Robinson also became a vice president of major American corporation. Harvey Milk (May 22, 1930-November 27, 1978) Harvey Milk was the first openly gay people work as American politician. He donates his life in order to gain equal rights for gay not only in San Francisco but also in the USA. He was afraid as other gay before his 40s. after his 40 years old birthday, he open about his homosexuality in the age of 40, he start realize gay people deserve equal rights, there is no need to be ashamed to be a gay, and homosexual is not a mental disease. He move to San Francisco and open his own small business there. He run for a board of supervisors in San Francisco and he want to use his voice to tell everyone doesn’t be afraid of gay, and gay are just as normal as others. He use newspaper and other media to tell people gay is normal, and gay is not a problem. Under his help, more and more gay people come out of the closet, and fight for their own …show more content…
All them have to move to internment camps, its like a desert place, people also call it out door jail. American trying to send some Japanese–Americans back to Japan, and they force Japanese –American male go to the army and fight with Japanese. Japanese –American was treated unequal to others. Their children even don’t have rights to get a gift from a Santa Claus He is also the first Asian American civil rights activist commemorated on “Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the constitution” first time on Jan 30, 2011 Kenneth Clark (13 July, 1903-21 May 1983) Kenneth Clark was one of the best-Known art historians and aestheticians in his age. He was born in London, and educated at Oxford, and he became the youngest director of the National Gallery when he was 31. He also achieved as a famous producer and presenter of BBC Cesar Chavez (March 31, 1927-April 23, 1993) Cesar was a Mexican who works as an American farm worker in California; he is also an activist of civil rights and labor
The social change that was seen in this movie is that there is a shift of more blacks in the stands with the white people. There was definitely a transition from Jackie Robinson team mates, to the community and fans not accepting him at all to more people accepting him. Fans and team mates used to boo and say awful racial slurs to him in the beginning and it shifted to people cheering him on in the crowd because he was able to steal bases and win them through the game and his character. There were many scenes that the movie zoomed in on which was how Pee Wee put his arm around Jackie Robinson which represented unity.
Harvey Milk Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician, born in Woodmere, New York on May 22, 1930 to William and Minerva Karns. He was the first known American gay person to be elected to public office in California. Milk attended Bay Shore High School in Bay Shore, New York, and graduate in 1947. After graduation from the high school, he proceeded to New York State College for teachers in Albany, where he majors in mathematics.
A theme of Moises Kaufman of the Laramie Project is that don 't show hate to people that are different. Conrad Miller, Zackie Salmon , The Baptist Minister and Jonas Slonaker show reasons on why they think gay is wrong,how people are afraid to walk down the street without feeling accepted and getting bad vibes. Conrad Miller explains why he thinks being gay is wrong and explaining to his children. For example he says, “and if my kids ask me, i 'd set them down and i 'd say,” well this is what gay people do...and id say, this is why i believe its wrong”. He doesn 't want his children to think it 's okay for them to be gay and do what gay people do.
Harvey Milk, was the first openly gay official to join the Board of Supervisors. On Gay Freedom Day in California, Harvey Milk gave an empowering speech to the different minorities to encourage them to step up and show them who they really are. Harvey Milk wrote this speech during a time it weighed heavy on his heart. Harvey Milk uses rhetorical strategies such as logos, tone, and syntax to support his claim of addressing minorities afraid to step out; that they need to come and show who they really are.
The Cesar Chavez movie is about a Mexican born man bringing the mexican and filipino field workers together to build up the farm workers union. The main type of protest that he and his followers participated in were nonviolent boycotts. This all mainly took place in Delano, California. Working conditions were very poor for both groups and they had very poor and unfair wages. The two groups also experienced racism and brutality from their employers.
Homosexuals were actively searched and rooted out in the community. Jim was in his 30’s and his life had taken drastic turns to the right and left in his career. Sitting in his single breasted Hart, Schaffer and Marx suit with highly shined brown cap toes he did his best to look good on the job. Even he had to admit, the suit made him look good. If you could get them to look at your suit instead of your face, you would do alright in life and it did, the suit did fit him like a glove.
He was scornful of his own existence, but always maintained the same perspective, “I’ve always wished I was gay, it would have been a lot easier. You know, it’s just Bing! Bing! Bing!–gay guys, no problem. They go to restrooms and truck stops and perform sex, it’s like so easy for them and stuff.
However, I do look at him as a form of healer in a more emotional aspect than physical, he discusses at great length, and with soft clarity, the importance of maintaining the faith of Muslims through life and death regardless of preference. In the film, he says that his role is to "help them find their own inner voice"(23:03). Later on, he discusses how with Allah you can speak the truth, however, gay and lesbians "swallow" their own voice and Allah is divine with the truth no matter the circumstances. So, he is a member of the community actively trying to incorporate and allow a space in which all people can feel accepted by their religion and not worry about what will happen to their prayers in the afterlife.
Martin Luther King Jr, was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was one of the most popular and effective leader of the African American struggle for civil rights in the United States and to this day his words are having a great impact in our society. “He was known for his philosophy of nonviolent direct action to galvanized thousands of Americans, both black and whites, to press for granting the full measure of human and political rights to African Americans”( “Martin Luther King, Jr.” ). He had some of his biggest accomplishments during the Civil Rights Movement, however his leadership was the key to the movement’s success in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in the South and other parts of the United States by
The most important, was racial injustice, this movement started “Under the charismatic leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and, alienated by televised depictions of Southern white violence against protesters, which included beatings, killings and bombings, whites and blacks alike became involved in efforts to end discrimination
Harvey Milk was a homosexual political leader and gay activist during the 1970s in San Francisco. Harvey Milk has been idolised for his courageous life and fundamental input in acquiring political respect for gay individuals. Milk was a prominent figure in The Gay Liberation Movement during the approximate period of 1970s and1980s. Milk’s area of influence was based in San Francisco, California in the United States of America. He was appointed to the City’s Board of Permit Appeals, making him the first openly gay City Commissioner in the United States.
Jesse Owens, an African American Athlete has accomplished various achievements in track and field. However, these accomplishments didn’t just make an impact in sports talks. Jesse Owens also contributed to the equality of African Americans with his determination and perseverance. Although it seems as if anyone could 've impacted the equality movement, Jesse Owens became the catalyst for change. This couldn 't have been achieved without Owens’ notoriety and athletic ability to defeat other competitors from other nations.
Ger Zielinski's’ in his article Rebel with a Cause: An Interview with Rosa von Praunheim (2012) reveals that prauheim created many films that portrayed gay activism to being about political change— specially equals for homosexuals. What I find interesting is that New York during the 1960’s became highly gentrified where most of the “tranny bars and sex bars disappears” where the middle-class replaced them with “ tourists, coffee and fashion shops” In effort to displace gay people from New York. As a result of thus, many activist groups began to create campaigns to mobilize politically (p. 40). Rosa von Praunheim’s It is Not the Homosexual Who is Perverse, but the Situation in Which He Lives (1970) film tells a story of a homosexual male (Daniel)
In The Tale of Two Cities, violence plays a major role to differ each class of society from another. There are many who stand in silence and witness oppression with closed eyes. Yet, when witnessing with closed eyes, you have still witnessed violence with open ears and an open mind. People who were pure, strong, and brave enough to fight oppression have become worshipped idols. These people were the voice of many others ― people who were afraid to speak.