It my belief without Thurgood Marshall we would still be riding in the back of the bus going to separate schools and drinking “colored water”. The quote was from Benjamin Hooks. The quote was from NAACP executive director Benjamin Hooks who talked about Thurgood Marshall and what he did to stop segregation in Little Rock in the 50s and how he hired William Coleman a chairman of NAACP legal defense to take his place from his death. He had help to stop segregation at Little Rock Marshall died of heart failure on Jan 24 1993 at age 84 and was regarded by important lawyer of the century and h appointed Lyndon Johnson as supreme court and he championed the rights of the poor and downtrodden.
Both sources provided basic details about former State Representative Raymond W. Ewell. However, I found the first source, History Makers to be undoubtedly creditable. This source included an exclusive glimpse into the life of the senator. The History Maker, website provides researchers with pertinent facts about Mr. Ewell life. Also, the information provided seem to have been solicited directly from Representative Ewell in the form of a one on one interview.
Confirmation Reflection Confirmation, a film that details the 1991 Senate Judiciary Committee hearings that occurred after President H. W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to fill the associate justice role, recently vacated Thurgood Marshall. Marshall was the first African-American justice to sit on the Supreme Court and is known as well for being the lead counsel of the NAACP in Brown v. Board of Education, which intended to desegregate public schools. Before the hearing began, Senator Edward Kennedy’s aide Ricki Seidman, chief investigator of all Supreme Court justices, followed up with Anita Hill, professor of law at University of Oklahoma, after an FBI interview that accused Thomas of sexually harassing Anita when he was her boss at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ten years earlier. In addition to the allegations set forth by Hill, Thomas faced opposition from civil rights activists because they thought his conservative stances would reverse the civil rights gains of Thurgood Marshall.
Born in Maryland, Thurgood Marshall was another activist for civil rights. He went to an all-black law school, after being denied entry into the University of Maryland Law School. He would later take the school to court, and win, for violating the 14th Amendment. He went on to handle many landmark cases, as the primary attorney for the NAACP. One of the history making cases was the previous decision on the Plessy v. Ferguson case, convincing the Supreme Court to overturn the original ruling.
The world plagued with discrimination between race, gender, and sexuality, Rustin Bayard came into play during the 20th century to try and stop it. Albeit there still being major discrimination today, he did make in impact within many people during that period. Rustin is a civil rights activist during the early and middle of the 20th century. Ever since his death in 1987, many have tried to erase his name from being a well-known civil rights lion because of his sexual orientation, so to celebrate Black History Month and to stop his legacy from fading, we should remember this great man and his achievements. Rustin is commonly known for being Martin Luther King Junior’s advisor during the 1950s through 1960s.
Thurgood Marshall, Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., among others, have become household names as pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement. Mention of Thurgood Marshall immediately conjures in mind the historic United States Supreme Court Case, Brown vs. Board of Education. A. Philip Randolph immediately reminds us of the “Second Emancipation Proclamation”, Executive Order 8802 which gave thousands of Negroes access to jobs in manufacturing plants receiving contracts from the defense department during World War II. Rosa Parks is inextricably associated in the minds of millions with the Montgomery Bus Boycott. And who cannot think of Dr. Martin L. King together with the March on Washington and
In today’s society, it is rare to find a person who possesses even a few qualities of a true hero. The definition of a true hero is a person who is admired for their courage, achievements, or noble qualities. Having people in the world that are willingly prepared to be a hero in any situation is crucial to society. Imagine what 9/11 would have been like without average everyday people who chose to take heroic actions and save other lives while risking their own. Many people think that acting heroically comes naturally and can not be taught, on contrary others think that acting heroically is a quality that can be acquired.
Three score years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught us the true meaning of the word freedom, leaving an indelible mark on America. During the Civil Rights Movement, King preached that nonviolence and civil disobedience are the only way to fight for freedom, successfully leading Blacks in their quest for the “unalienable rights” promised by our Founding Fathers. “We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline,” he urged. Freedom, he believed, is the ability for all men to think, speak, and act in the public sphere. Education is the key to thinking, speaking, and acting in a coherent and persuasive manner.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is hailed by many as one of the most important legislations in the American history. The act was passed into law 52 years ago under a lot of pressure and resistance from white senators and African American activists. The act, which was largely known as the “Bill of the century” was aimed at bringing equality for blacks and whites and end racial prejudice. The act was targeted to revolutionize America where blacks and whites would eat together in the same hotels and enjoy similar rights in public places without any discrimination.
The essay that I am writing is about a movie that is call: “The Amistad”. The director of this movie is call Steven Spielberg, he is a director, productor and a screenwriter he is so famous because of his movies and his work. Many of his movies are: The Holocaust, The Amistad, Shark, Close encounters of the third kind and such. His work has impressed many people and audiences.