In document E it says “Basic to the philosophy of nonviolence is the refusal to cooperate with evil…simply by refusing to purchase products from companies which do not hire Negroes and meaningful numbers and in all job categories, the Ministers of Chicago under SCLC operation Breadbasket have increase the income of the Negro Community by more than 2 million dollars annually…. This is non-violence at its peak of power,” this quote is stating that the Negroes boycotted all the companies who refused them their rights as humans. Instead of blowing up the bus they decided to just stop riding the bus entirely. They walked to school and they walk to work, they had carpals and some even lost their job just to prove a point. In the end King's philosophy proved to be correct because many Negroes got the rights that they so wholeheartedly deserved without using the fist or taking out their anger on the white Americans or any Americans who disrespected them for that matter.
When it comes to America's History you can clearly see how peaceful protest has brought this world to what it is today. If it wasn't for people such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks who voiced their opinions in a nonviolent manner, it's possible that our world would not have reached this equivalent state. While it is true that peaceful resistance has positively affected our society for centuries, these brave people have faced the consequences. For example, King was arrested after one of his nonviolent protests and sent to Birmingham Jail. While there he wrote the now famous piece "A Letter From Birmingham Jail".
Even though Malcolm X’s philosophy of retaliatory violence pushed the issue of inequality into the light for Americans, Martin Luther King Jr.’s peaceful protest’s ability to produce support and change made it the best option for blacks during the time. Retaliation from injustice regularly decreased the effectiveness of the movement by resulting in punishment and increase of restrictions on black Americans. Peaceful protest ultimately served as the option, with its cultivation of public opinion in support of the movement and more acceptable approach in describing the issue, gave a grounding that was most effective in expanding the rights for black Americans during the civil rights
Dr. King believed that peaceful resistance could expose structural injustice, spark public outrage, and demand a reaction from the government. The Birmingham Campaign was used as an example of this idea. Images of nonviolent protestors facing violent attacks brought segregation's immorality to light and drove sympathy for the civil rights movement. It demonstrated the power of nonviolent civil disobedience to stir the public's anger on both a local and a national level and encouraged support for the passing of broad civil rights
During the 1960’s, the Civil Rights Movement was a big topic and controversy with all of the United States. It was quite clear that African Americans did not get treated the same way that whites did. It had been ruled that it was constitutional to be “separate but equal”, but African Americans always had less than the whites did. For example, the schools that they had were run down, and had very little classrooms, books, and buses. Martin Luther King had a large role in the Civil Rights Movement, as did Malcolm X, and others.
I have a dream speech Analysis Martin Luther king Jr once said,“ I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of our nation.” He addressed these words on August of 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial after marching through the streets of Washington. He addressed segregation injustice and racial discrimination against African Americans that took place during his era, in his “I have a dream speech.” He recognized that american was founded on freedom, democracy where each individual has a voice and matters. Only few weeks back protesters were getting arrested for fighting for equality.
In the Crito by Plato, Socrates argues against civil disobedience, seeing it as an unjust act. Contrasting this view, Martin Luther King argues for civil disobedience against unjust laws, and seeing it as a responsibility of citizens. Civil disobedience is the active refusal to obey certain law, commands or requests of the government. I will argue that the view of Socrates is superior to the view of Martin Luther King on the justness of civil disobedience. Using the argument against harm, I will show that even if a law is viewed as unjust, you must not repay an evil with another evil, as evident in the Crito while contrary to ideas presented by MLK.
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
“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. ”- King. Martin Luther King outlines that on the occasions when dialogue fail, there is need for the oppressed to stage peaceful nonviolent demonstrations to pass out their messages and show the urgent need for action to end social injustices. When King answers the question, why direct action, why sit ins, marches and so forth?
In order to achieve true freedom one must discover that you can break unjust laws through peaceful protest. In “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and “The Speech at The March Washington” by Josephine Baker each article passionately argues about the disadvantages of the black community, the equality and power of education. We must learn to act with patients and not guns we must protect are self’s with a pen and paper not violence. Dr. King once4 said “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. It is unique in history which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.
One more well-known peaceful protest in the era was the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955, led by Martin Luther King Jr., to help advance African American rights in the U.S. This protest started after Rosa Parks was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks was peacefully protesting, as she was given the right to do from the Bill of Rights. This protest is just one of many examples that shows that civil disobedience is beneficial to society, because African Americans eventually got equal rights after more peaceful protests such as sit-ins at diners. Martin Luther King Jr. remains a famous historical figure because of his success with nonviolent protests.
Introduction The story of the Civil Rights Movements of African Americans in America is an important story that many people knew, especially because of the leadership Martin Luther King Jr. Black people in America, between 1945 and 1970 had to fight for rights because they had been segregated by white people, they didn’t have equal laws compared to white people. So they initiated the Civil Rights Movements to fight for getting equal civil rights.
The African American Civil Rights movement existed at large between the early fifties and the late sixties in a society that was constantly on the verge of social destruction. The black rights movement existed politically, socially, and economically everywhere in the United States. As time progressed the movement developed and saw many changes along with schisms separating activists and how they approached getting their rights. In the early fifties there was a large non-violent integration based movement spearheaded by figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. However, as the time progressed, the movement started seeing a more aggressive leadership with figures such as Malcolm X, but eventually it turned into an extremist movement