Some, such as King, believed that life would be better with equality and integration. Others, such as X and the Black Panthers, desired the removal of black people from white society through any means necessary. The methods used by the movement were numerous, but the racism and inherent culture of discrimination in America shows that none of the means for change were entirely successful, and furthermore shows that America as a nation must continue to work towards tolerance and justice for
Whites-Blacks relations The relationship between the two races is practically the basis of the civil rights movement. From their rhetoric, it is clear that Martin Luther King and Malcom X held quite different views on the current and future relationship of Blacks and Whites in the United States. Martin Luther King knew that Blacks are the minority in the US and that they “cannot walk alone”. They need allies in the white majority to be able to achieve any changes.
This draws to ur attention of the significance of the setting because they had broken that law on treating black with respect and for them to be free. In other words, Martin Luther KIng is trying to make a statement that the negroes will not stand down because will fight for what is right for themselves to have.
The Civil Rights Movement, which took place from 1945-1966, was African Americans’ attempts to secure equality and rights similar to whites in the United States. World War II had set a foundation for the ensuing struggle of African Americans, springing a mass migration to the North, while the South kept segregation and unequal rights as their normal policy. Laws and customs kept blacks as second-class citizens with no real political rights. Previously, African Americans sat back and survived, but soon they would begin to stand up for themselves and their situation. One of the most efficient ways to aid their Civil Rights Movement would be to gain help and support from the President.
“The Black Panthers sought to prime the masses for revolution by revealing to them the injustice of US capitalism.” However, self-defense wasn’t the only mechanism The Panther’s employed. Community service evoked a sense of Black pride; Blacks didn’t have to rely on whites for the basic necessities. Unlike Civil Rights, The panthers did not focus on joining American society. Rather, they focused on creating an independent Black
The voting act was an act that supported that african americans have the right to vote like any white man. Another tactic used was the idea of Black Nationalism. African Americans united together was under Malcolm X and islam. Malcolm X gave African Americans a idea of black nationalism and that they are good and better than white people. Also SNCC, which used to have white members purged them all so that the African Americans can do things themselves without the help of any white men.
DuBois did not believe that work alone would bring about racial equality. He believed education and the agitation by a black elite that would demand equality would be a more effective means of change. DuBois established the Niagara Movement and helped to found the NAACP. He was determined to prove that the Constitution guaranteed civil and political rights to all Americans, including the Negro. DuBois was appalled by Roosevelt’s reaction to the Brownsville Affray and encouraged blacks to register to vote and remember the Republican reaction and response to Brownsville as they voted in the next presidential election.
This led to the rebellion of blacks as well as women, pushing for equal rights and fair treatment from not only the people around the but the government as well. They wanted the government to recognize them as people and I believe they saw that in Abraham Lincoln. His speech showed that he was willing to put all distraction and prejudices aside in order to better the
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.
Countless battles have been fought on American soil, some with weapons, but most with words, opinions, and selfless actions. These memoirs tell the stories of Malcolm X and Ulrich and how they affected their respective movements. Malcolm X is one of the most famous and well known advocates of the civil rights movement. He has inspired many to stand up for their race, and to not be put down for the color of their skin. Much like Malcolm X, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is a famous and well known figure head in the fight for equality.
When one talks about underlying racism, if they ever talk about it, there is a consistent denial of its existence throughout American society. This ever present flaw is not a systematic issue where a person can point out the exact laws that persecute, rather, the government is a vehicle that executes the will of the people in charge of the system. Hence, I see the “13th” film as an exposition of how systematic oppression is not a system oppressing an ethnicity, but rather people using the government as a vehicle to unjustly place African-Americans in prison. Altogether I believe that this tragedy reinforces the notion that the United States will always neglect its cultural outsiders because of how devastating it is to see that “African Americans make up 6.5% of the American population but 40.2% of