His decisions make a difference between a speedy, unfair case and a long, fair case. He knows what kind of lawyer Atticus is, and chooses him to defend Tom because his past. He knows that Atticus will work his hardest to put in a good fight for Tom, regardless of his skin color. Although during the case Judge Taylor looks to be not paying attention, he’s listening very well. Judge Taylor ends up being very helpful towards Tom; no other white person besides Atticus would take the time to think about a black man.
His story gave many African Americans hope. All could see that he rose out of the shadows of nothing so why couldn’t they do the same? All black men, women, and children came together to overcome one thing; racism. Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. were a significant peace to the puzzle because they had the power to unite people into one cause. Without these men’s ideas of non-violence retaliation the black race would not have been seen as the victim, instead the problem.
Tom Robinson is a black man who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell. In Maycomb County, there is still serious racism going on and Blacks have not been treated right. However, Atticus still decides to take the case and defend Tom Robinson even though he knows that town’s people would insult him and his children. Although Atticus tried his best to prove Tom is innocent and he actually proves it, he still loses the trial. Despite the truth that he lost, Maycomb makes a “baby-step”( p.289).
Thurgood helped change American segregation and came across situations comparable to the difficulties described. He believed in similar theories of courage as the character Atticus Finch from the book “To Kill a Mockingbird.” This character also fought for equal rights of African-Americans. Atticus defined true courage as “you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin any way and see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” Thurgood Marshall and Atticus Finch were not only defenders of justice, but they were also powerful men that exhibited courage in strenuous situations, they both followed Atticus’ definition of true courage. Thurgood always challenged and evoked people with his true courage, wisdom, integrity, leadership and dynamic personality.
These men were both very different in lifestyles, with one being black and one white, but they both wanted the same thing. Martin Luther king jr. was a black man who went through pain and suffering his whole life watching “his kind” be beaten physically and emotionally all because their skin color. John f. Kennedy however, was a wealthy white man that had no such problems such as Martin Luther king. John F. Kennedy saw what his country was doing to people like Martin, he knew it was wrong and he knew it had to come to an end. They both wanted equality for their nation.
The Novel created by Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” contained much courage. African Americans, Calpurnia and Tom Robinson, faced many troubling obstacles in their racist hometown of Maycomb. The two characters were the most courageous in the story because they protected others and stood up for themselves. In “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Tom Robinson is a very courageous character. For example, when he stood up for himself to Mr. Gilmer when saying “I was jus tryin to help her out, suh.” (196) It showed that Tom speaks the truth and is obviously courageous.
He encouraged black men to find dignity in hard work and to disapprove the illegal world of gambling, drinking, prostitution and drugs. The nation of Islam was very appealing to young black men especially those who came from a world of crime. Another belief of Elijah Muhammad was separatism, he believed that the black people should have their own state and should protect themselves with force against the whites. This belief divided the black people; there were 3 main divisions, the nation of Islam, Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. Because of this division
Though extremely aware of the racism that often surrounded him, Washington never lost his faith in the basic goodness of people of all ethnicities that he encountered throughout his life. If there was any disheartening sensation after reading Up From Slavery, it is the very unfortunate knowledge that Washington's faith in humanity was not rewarded, and that many Americans of his era, despite receiving his work positively, still found in quite difficult give the African-American and other minority communities fair treatment. It is within the hopes of many and myself that as our country continues to grow into a more open and accepting environment, the rampant racism that once plagued our country will further
Atticus is defending Tom because he knows that he was falsely accused. Scout and Jem have to fight to keep calm. Scout is able to keep calm through all the teasing and backbiting because she has promised something to her father and does not like to let him down. Scout has faith in Atticus because she knows that if he fights, it's for the good always. She has no racial prejudice against Tom but her growth is almost incredible as she comes to understand all the prejudice against her father's client and that he will lose the case simply because Tom is black.
The lack of words on the cartoon gives the audience a chance to elaborately analyze each leader and their work ethic as well as efforts. Martin Luther King Jr. is recognized for his brave yet evident contribution to better the country for African Americans sake as well as the people in general. The many achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. will never go unnoticed. President Barack Obama is highly favored amongst the black community for being the first African American male granted the opportunity, by a mostly white country, to make a change and push us even closer towards being equal all the way across the board. It has been said that he is admired by the white community as well for his constant struggle with trying to fix the mistakes of those that were in office before him while pleasing Americans and making things more beneficial for them (Caucasians) simultaneously.