Alfred M. Green’s use of contrasting tones reveals his true feelings behind African American’s involvement in the Civil War. Initially, Green does not suppress his disapproval for the treatment of African Americans. He believes that they should have as much right to fight for their freedom as the white man standing next to them. The only problem with this idea is that there has been a long term debate throughout history as to whether blacks should participate on
The speech was a powerful, passionate agreement for equality for all. In the Speech, metaphors play a role of painting various images that provide evidence to support the agreement and highlight the purpose. For example, “lone island of poverty”; which suggest that all the people of color where separated. Another example was “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds.”, right before this, Dr. King spoke about the “sacred obligation” of America’s Constitution. The quote was to signify the "unalienable Rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Malcolm X rested assured that racial separation was the best for a fast-growing country. Both were indeed intelligent men who had different ideas of how to accomplish the same goal. Both were right in their own ways. But MLK took the stand and dove in and never stopped striving for freedom. Indeed MLK philosophy made the most sense in the 1960’s showing non-violence to people who had become accustomed to it, and expressing the greatness of human life.
As an inspirational speaker, Martin Luther King Jr. traveled the country, giving speeches that motivated both blacks and whites to live in racial harmony. He always appeared positive, rational, and idealistic while preaching his views. All of these qualities are evident in King’s most quoted line —"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character". Malcolm X, however, was known as an extremist. For much of the time that he spent as an Islamic minister, he lectured about separatism between blacks and whites.
He became “a classic example of the guilty pro-slavery slaveholder. He doesn't know how to free them. He doesn't know how to go to emancipation. Instead he develops a highly intricate theory of how he's going to use slavery to save black people. He's going to ameliorate their conditions, he's going to make their slavery on his plantations so effective, so good, such an even joyous form of labor, that he will be doing God's work by improving slavery” (Blight).
He would not have been able to accomplish any of his feats without the knowledge and the willpower he gained from his teachings. The theme of education in “The Narrative” compliments his thinking for his vision of the future of America. Education is probably one of the most important themes in Douglass’ narrative. It is one the main reasons he became into one of the most iconic characters in American history and the abolition of slavery. Douglass believed that, as the Declaration of Independence states, that all men are created equal.
Malcolm X advocated frequently for blacks who were unjustly treated by legal and social authority. He showed people that black people could be articulate, and highly intellectual. He advocated for black men to rise up and give the same reaction they received from the white power structure and not accept the status quo of racism and discrimination. It is because of Malcolm's views of social justice and revolutionary actions, that gave rise to the most influential and revolutionary groups in America today. People just could not believe how someone could take the life of someone of such great
Racial Injustice Raiding Throughout America Similar to many other conversion stories, one must conquer hardships in order to be successful. Martin Luther King Jr., William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X exemplify a few of the many African American human rights activists of the 1900s; however Malcolm X possesses one unique asset which sets him apart from the rest. Being a man from lower depths, he possesses the authority of one who both challenges and conquers those depths. Through his personal testimony titled “ The Autobiography Malcolm X”, told by Alexander Haley, Malcolm shares with the audience his strenuous journey to metamorphosing from a ghetto driven hustler to a religious martyr. His didactic writing
Kimbrough (2007) establishes that despite realizing that African-Americans deserve equal treatment because of the unified loyalty that was required in the international war at hand. However, because of the discrimination they received. African-Americans viewed involvement in the military as a strong stepping stone to proving their patriotism to the United States. It was their important focus in overcoming the bane of discrimination that spread across America for many years at that. It is this role of African-Americans in integrating with society in order to prove their worth that establishes their vitality in American society.
This dream can only be accomplished by the peaceful march into the hearts and the minds of the white people. King's bearing the cross and having faith in God in fulfilling this dream. He encouraged African Americans to neither become bitter in their struggle nor going back to the use of violence to achieve freedom. His ideas are likened to Cabral's idea of cultural resistance in which people react against an oppressor by holding out to their