As far as Johnsons voting record while in congress on civil rights, he shared similar attitudes with the south towards civil rights for black people. Johnson had a strong desire to become one of the greatest domestic Presidents in the history of the U. S. He believed that the U. S. could not be considered as the Great Society if it denied civil rights to American Negroes. Johnson believed that he owed it to Kennedy’s life to push this act forward. The passive approach to civil rights in the 50’s had now gone and the Northern ghettos were now moving more towards militancy. Johnson realised that society had changed in a short space of time of just a few years; he wanted change before civil unrest forced through.
Malcolm X has been said to be one of the most influential and successful African Americans in history. Many blacks felt that he articulated their complaints better than the civil right movement did. However, he also promoted the ideas of racism stating that black people and Muslims were more superior than any other race. In certain countries around the world, Malcolm X’s birthday is celebrated as Malcolm X day on 19th of May. Connection to Noughts and Crosses The book Noughts and Crosses is about the relationship between Callum who is a Nought and Sephy who is a Cross.
The American Civil Rights movement was a very treacherous and horrific time in American history. African Americans were long censored in this country and they finally took a stand to make American citizens follow what the constitution says, “All men are created equal”. For activists, such as Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr., this journey to bring their people justice would certainly not be an easy one. Although they both wanted the same thing, both of these activists had very different thoughts and ways to make it happen. In order to reach this desired goal that they have been awaiting, strategies were much needed.
One of the most important things to analyze is the speech objective. As a notable civil rights leader, King’s main objective was to motivate his followers, mainly civil rights activists. His objective was to motivate them to continue their strenuous civil rights work and motivate them to overcome the seemingly unchangeable conditions that they were dealing with. The primary message being delivered was that Blacks in America were not being treated fairly and that they were going to continue to push for justice until it was achieved. He gives examples, such as the fact that most Blacks in the Deep South were still not able to vote and that racial violence was still occurring throughout the Nation.
His final purpose of the speech was to attain freedom for his fellow African American citizens who were being treated unfairly during that period in the country. He starts his speech by trying to grab the audiences attention that, that day was going to be one of the most important days in the history of America. Both the extrinsic and intrinsic ethos can be seen very powerfully throughout the speech. His extrinsic ethos is very strong as MLK had been a civil rights activist since very in his career and in the essay he points out some facts for example “signing the Emancipation Proclamation”. MLK is seen as a credible figure
They fought each other to take control of slavery in America. After half of the Civil War had passed, President Lincoln had a significant speech in Gettysburg. It created people’s trust in Lincoln and motivated people fighting for anti-slavery. The president also mentioned that the United States passed through many obstacles to become a huge country, and he ensured that the Civil War was a test that would show that this nation can be long enduring. In my opinion, the Gettysburg Address is such a great speech because of its power opening, brevity, and a perusable ending.
President Barack Obama is the perfect example of a masculine man that had the drive and motivation to get to where he is today as President of the United States. President Obama was running to be the first African American president this country has ever seen. President Obama was not just up against another candidate for presidency but instead because of his race he faced racism, prejudice, and even several threats. It takes a real man to beat the odds, to challenge society and most importantly have that drive president Obama possessed to do as he wanted despite the amount of people that were against him. Even if he would have lost the 2008 and 2012 election his masculinity derives from the drive to push past the traditionally norm of a white president.
Over six decades ago, a great American by the name of Harry Hay, started the first national gay rights organization. This huge step in society was seen as a great symbol of hope for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community who had previously been seen as a disgrace and left to endure the inequality and hatred directed towards them. Hay’s movement came as a joyous daybreak to the end of the long night of perpetual darkness. But, still today, we must face the heartbreaking fact that the LGBT community is still not considered equal. Over sixty years later, the life of the LGBT community is still sadly crippled by the shackles of intolerance and the chains of discrimination.
Zoe McClure “I Have a Dream” speech critique Public Speaking 108-66 Instructor Gil Stern I have a dream, by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, became an inspiration and incentive of hope for all African Americans. Much of the greatness of this speech is tied to its historical context. In his speech, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, Dr. King expresses his frustration that after a hundred years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans are still treated as inferior citizens. However, he also expresses his hope that this will change and African Americans will be "free at last." He makes use of rhetorical devices to convey his message that "all men are created equal" and that racism should not, cannot, continue if the nation is to prosper.
He stopped his strict anti-white views and started seeing how the two races could work together as one. The team of Malcolm X and journalist Alex Haley have combined to create one of the most compelling autobiographies, which has influenced not only black males, but many other people who admire his vigor, force, intelligence, and courage; leading Spike Lee to refer to it as one of the most important pieces of literature in the history of the United States. Malcolm X’s involvement in the contribution of bringing recognition to the African-American struggle and providing steps towards equality in America cannot be overstated. He was faced with racism at an early age which forced him into a life of drugs and crimes, but he was able to use his past to improve his future. He was an unlikely leader that emerged as a powerful and radical voice for a cause that greatly needed, and still needs, change.