For example, When Michael Brown was killed there was a several marches around the country they all got national attention. In Martin Luther King’s speech he argues that people should stick to using non-violence instead of using violence to solving your problems: “So in the days ahead let us not sink into the quicksands of violence; rather let us stand on the high ground of love and non-injury.” The idea that we should use non-violence instead of using violence is better because if you start to use violence people are going to say they want change but they are harming our city 's, we cannot advocate violence because we want change to happen and we don 't want more people getting hurt. Indeed we should use non-violence because we will get national attention. Ultimately non-violence protests are better than violent protests because if we want to change something from happening we have to be civilized americans and not make things
Not only did whites use laws to help demean colored people but they also used physically violent and tortuous methods. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. The Black Lives Matter movement is defiantly a current issue that relates to some of the themes from King’s letter. Martin Luther King’s legacy will forever be imprinted in the fabric of America’s dynasty.
Analyzing Modes of Persuasion Handout Kennedy's June 11, 1963 Civil Rights Speech Directions: For each category, find two examples of the following items: Category 1: Logos: Appeal to logic 1. Referring to historical events The events in Birmingham and elsewhere have so increased the cries for equality that no city or State or legislative body can prudently choose to ignore them. attend any public institution they select without having to be backed up by troops. Birmingham was one of the most segregated cities in the United States and African Americans were tired of the bad treatment that they were receiving so they started to peacefully protest and that event paved the way towards civil rights.
Jim Crow laws were the many state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the United States between the late 1870s and 1964. These segregation laws were enacted primarily by Democrats, many of whom were supporters of White supremacism both before and after the American Civil War. Jim Crow laws were more than just laws — they negatively shaped the lives of many African-Americans. After the Civil War and the outlaw of slavery, the Republican government tried to rebuild relations with African-Americans during the Reconstruction Era. They did so by passing laws that helped protect those who used to be slaves, also known as “freedmen”, as well as to those who were already free before the war in the South.
The officers stopped people from protesting, because, they were ordered to stop the protesters. There were a lot of reasons that the police officers stopped the protestors. They didn’t want the protest to be successful, they thought it wasn’t fair for both blacks and whites to vote. Major John Cloud ordered the 600 marchers, they had less than two minutes to leave. The marchers left the first time, but came back for a second time.
President Obama’s recent use of the “N” word in an interview, “Racism. We are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say “nigga” in public” (Zaura, Deena),shows that although racism is somewhat silent it still exist in large number across the states. There should be no reason for blacks to use the racial slurs that were thrown at African American men, in a sense, to strip them or their humanity to be used on a daily bases. There are far too many other terms of endearment that African American’s can use towards each other that have a lessened pressure of the word to it.
Rebecca Latimer Felton, a feminist of Georgia once said, “If it requires lynching to protect woman’s dearest possession from ravening, drunken human beasts, then I say lynch a thousand a week… if it is necessary,” even people who were in some ways considered allies of blacks believed that sometimes lynching was a necessity at times, showing the extremity of the Jim Crow Era. In Wilmington it was far less common to hear of lynchings and murders of blacks than it was in the rest of the country. So, when over one hundred black men were killed while trying to vote in the city election, it was rather significant and played a large role in
The black community of Montgomery had a major impact on reforming segregated America by not riding the buses for 381 days and for organizing car pools, walking long distances, and for remaining nonviolent even when harassed and beaten by angry whites (Bullard 19). Jo Ann Robinson and the Women’s political Council who immediately began to organize a bus boycott (Bullard 18). NAACP leader E.D. Nixon, who formed the Montgomery Improvement Association and selected a newcomer in town, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, to be the spokesman (Bullard 18). Finally, Attorney Fred D. Gray, who sued the city in U.S, District Court, seeking to have the busing segregation laws invalidated (Montgomery Bus Boycott,
If it wasn’t for her probably no one would’ve reacted, and the issue could have lasted longer. Her refusal led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This made others realize that it was time for an end of the racial segregation. Role in Protecting Minority Rights & Courts
When Robinson sat next to his friend who was black, but could pass for white, he was asked to move his seat. He refused to do so and was asked to get off the bus. Robinson was taken to court in this case. Unfortunately, the courts did not rule in his favor, but the word did get out that injustices had occurred. The NAACP got involved and so did other civil rights activist.
Freedom riders were made up of seven white people and six black people. They would ride together back and forth to birmingham. Even though whis sounds like an easy task, this was actually very dangerous. On their first ride, They were beaten even though they were perfectly legal. On May 14,1961, One of the groups were having a picnic when they got word that the kkk had attacked the other bus and put it in flames.
Dr. King’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” goes in to detail about the injustice that existed on the streets of America in the 1960s, and it can still be used now to discuss the injustice on the streets today. King discusses how unjust laws were made to broken (such as with Hitler and the Jewish population and the Hungarian Freedom Fighters), and that no progress would ever be made if actions weren’t taken immediately. Today, issues with police brutality and racism against immigrants (“They are taking our jobs!” is a line often used by the white population of America when talking about jobs they would never consider applying for anyway) is at an all-time high, and Dr. King’s letter can be applied to the current situation: action must be taken immediately.
Many whites felt as if colored people and whites should not attend the same schools. Segregation was not just in schools but in the communities as well. Laws such as Jim Crow Law stopped the colored and the white people from seating, eating, and playing together, “It shall be unlawful for a negro and white person to play together or in company with each other in any game of cards or dice, dominoes or checkers” (americanhistory.si.edu). White as if they were more superior then the Colored people, “African Americans were reminded that most of their fellow citizens believed them to be inferior and undeserving of equal treatment” (Sharp 39). It was very hard for a colored person to find a job, they worked as farmhands, servants or janitors.
These were supposed to be non-violent protest that show to the nation the inequalities that the blacks faced. Riots broke out and many blacks were arrested and 2 killed. Because of the violence, Martin Luther King Jr. was asked to come to Birmingham. It is here that he created his famous “letter from Birmingham jail”. He brought to light for other clergy men who were opposed to him being there the injustices that Blacks in Birmingham had endured.
When Bus #2857 was first built nobody knew that one day it would make history. The bus, like all buses at the time, was segregated. Blacks were forced to sit behind the COLORED sign in the back of the bus and when the white section of the bus filled up, they were forced to give up their seats. On December 1st, 1935, Rosa Parks got on bus #2857 and sat behind the COLORED sign. All the seats in the white section were taken and at the next stop, a white man didn’t have a seat.