Green commences his attack my immediately mentioning the backbone of American principles, “...who hearts burns the love of country, of freedom, and of civil and religious toleration.” This instills desire into African Americans to strive in favor of fighting the Civil War, to protect their rights as African Americans and as people. In the same
Newspapers and literature in general had a very influential impact on society's view of slavery. The “Liberator,” written by Garrison, influenced the opposition to slavery by providing everyone with a piece that touched them and presented them with ideas about slavery. Garrison himself was a very strict and harsh man, criticizing the Constitution for even condoning slavery when the Declaration of Independence states otherwise. He appealed to society (via the American Anti-Slavery Society) with such passion to refute slavery that it sparked the interest of many. His refusal to give up and even die for the sake of this “holy cause” is very moving and brought people to oppose slavery.
During the time of the Civil Rights Movement African Anericans all over the United States were fighting for the equality they believed they deserved. However, there is one man who fought for complete separation of blacks from whites. Malcolm X, a member of the Nation of Islam; more commonly known as the Black Muslims, fought for black nationalism. The black muslims believed that African Americans should separate themselves from whites and form their own self-governing communities. Malcolm X's value to the Civil Rights Movement was positive because he influenced African Americans to take pride in their own culture and to believe in their oability to make their own way in the world.
His sacrifice to speak out against his entire race oppressor cost him his life. His militant leadership caused a huge uproar and threat to “white America.” Change began to develop because people like Malcolm X began to stand up for rights they were entitled to. He used his knowledge to intellectually argue the unjust society in America. He learned how to frame a debate so he could be sure he would win and ultimately cause his opponent to contradict themselves. Most importantly Malcolm X advocated education to his people in every speech, debate and interview, because his entire purpose was to create “black nationalism” and the only way that could ever happen was if his people were educated and not just diploma educated but educated with the understanding of what was taught.
The blacks has contributed a lot of work to gain their own freedom. For example, the slaves would run from their masters to become contrabands which was enemy property for the union. Also, they would labor behind the scenes for the nothern armies and rick their lives by going on the battle front. Northerners began enlisting blacks to assist them in the fight. Lincoln's second confiscation act and the militia act both of 1862,
Another propaganda the US Government used was the idea they were fighting for freedom and human rights, yet the black soldiers fighting were not completely free and were having their own human rights abused back in America. As well as the fact the fact that despite the US welcomed the extra soldiers but still treated them unequally sparked something amongst the black community. And so began the Double V Campaign. It stood for Victory Abroad, Victory at Home. It meant they wanted Victory against Nazi Germany and the Axis, and Victory for Civil Rights.
Two of his best used examples were the the popular propaganda speeches made by slave owners in attempt to gain allegiance against the North and the South’s almost hatred of the Republican Party as a whole. One key example that Dew provided was the use of scare tactics by the pro-slave Southerners. In an effort to build an alliance through the South, Southern leaders would use emotion to gain support of the common people. They would give examples of what would happen to them and their families if blacks would be free. These examples would explain how the lives of Southerners would be ruined and that the country would come to an end if slaves were freed.
Walker was a free black man living in Boston who had a unique view of slavery. He felt so deeply about this subject that he seemed to almost promote violence. He thought that slaves should do anything in their power, even kill, to stop the establishment of slavery. Walker accused the nation of not living up to the ideals of the Declaration of Independence. He was particularly not very fond of Thomas Jefferson, who he thought to be a racist.
Prior to the Civil War, African Americans were never treated very humanely. The Whites were the dominant race while the African Americans suffered under their commands as slaves who were treated unequally. Because slavery was such a huge issue, it became the reason of the outbreak of the Civil War. The African American troops in the movie Glory fought with their lives in hopes of winning the war to achieve freedom. Their goal was to abolish slavery completely and prevent it from harming many people.
Malcolm X demonstrated the anger and the struggle, of the African Americans in the 1960s. During his lifetime he influenced many African Americans to stand up for their rights against the injustices set by the American government. Malcolm was criticized for his extremist views and actions while on the other hand he has been praised for his efforts in raising the status for African Americans. The views of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X often collided because of their different methods of fighting for equality. Most of Malcolm X’s views collided with the views of Martin Luther King Jr. King’s philosophy was “turn the other cheek,” meaning violence will not elevate you and bring you closer to your goals.