Black History Month Persuasive Essay Black history month is the month of February when there is awareness of the history of African Americans and the suffering that the African Americans went through. many important people in the public voiced out their opinion on the matter, like Morgan Freeman, who stated that he did not want the Black History month to continue. Many other people features in a video clip also stated their differences, and whether it should continue. To get the public opinion on the matter, there were people who stood on streets who donned the sign “ Stop Black History month”. It was needless to say that the public did voiced their opinion.
They do this mainly to avoid shame; because they the importance of a black man’s existence. Now, as time progresses and after blacks have fought so hard for social positions in America, the black community is granted a month to celebrate their history; and the month of the year at that. Every year in the month of February, many of the members of the black community join in the celebration of history that have been hidden for many years and that is still not taught in many public schools nationwide. One would argue that black history is not relevant to African Americans nowadays, but is it their fault that they do not know their true history? A student at Spelman College, after taking the course, African Diaspora and the World, will know much more than any other black individual who is attending high school, especially those that are predominantly white.
Instead of the government allowing slavery, it looked like it found a loop hole to not treat people of color equally for anything whether it was sports, school or public facilities blacks were still treated as inferior. Thankfully the civil rights movement that occurred during the 1950’s and 1960’s would turn out successful after years of civil demonstrations (some which would become riots e.g. : Birmingham, Alabama), marches, and speeches. One might say that one of the most famous speeches of the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, would see fruition when looking at today’s society despite some traces of racism. Now we live in an era where different races can co-exist.
The Second World War is a significant event in history. I believe that it made a small amount of difference to the lives of black Americans; it was able to change some of the attitudes of white Americans; it helped influence the passing of the Fair Employment Practices Commission (1941) and also helped reduce the unemployment figures of black Americans. Although it made a substational difference, things were still not perfect. Black Americans were still targeted by extremist members of the Ku Klux Klan and they were still treated as second-class citizens. In this essay, I will analyze the ways lives changed for black Americans after the Second World War, as well as this I will look at the ways they may not have changed.
Mike Wayman January 18, 2011 Mr. Milstead W.E.B. Dubois vs. Booker T. Washington Dubois and Washington were two of the very first civil rights leaders in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They both had very different backgrounds, which led to very different views on how the blacks of America could overcome poverty and discrimination. Both of these men’s strategies were good ideas, but some ideas don’t work in context, which is the problem these leaders were facing. In the end, one plan is always going to be better when put into action, and in this case I believe that W.E.B.
Danielle Daley Professor Vogel English 102 30 September 2011 Changing America Begins with One: Taking the road less traveled by is not easy; nor is making a difference, one must not let anyone or anything stand in his/her way. Douglass, King, and Obama surpassed just making a difference. These three men changed history. Douglass, King, and Obama are all decades apart, yet they all were faced with obstacles to overcome due to their race. Douglass was able to overcome slavery, King helped to end segregation, and Obama is our nations first African American President.
Kathy J. Smith American History Prof. Miller 8 August 2011 The Ongoing Struggle Prior to reading Harvard Sitkoff’s “Struggle for Black Equality”, I felt like I had a pretty good understanding of the civil rights movement. If asked, I could recount the various events and some of the key individuals that played a significant role in the struggle. After reading Sitkoff’s book and coming away with a mixed bag of feelings ranging from astonishment to shock to shame I can now say that I understand the more personal side of this epic ongoing struggle. By his own admission Sitkoff states that he set out to write “...a narrative, an interpretation of the civil rights movement…neither a comprehensive nor a scholarly account of the struggle.”(Sitkoff,
History 1302 D. Goodrich 2/8/13 African Americans in Post-Civil War After the freeing of slaves in 1862, African-Americans after the war, things did not change that much. Laws were passed to help African-American during this time. More laws were passed against segregation in place like restaurants and other public places. Even with these laws being passed, African-Americans still experienced discrimination and racist people everywhere, and it would be a long time before things would change for them, even after being declared people with new found freedom. This rebuilding was supposed to give African-Americans a chance at a new and better life than what they had experienced in the past.
However, you could argue that although they had won the right to vote, segregation still continued throughout the South and lynchings and discrimination continued in the North. I would say that there was substantial change for blacks in the North as they were getting more highly paid and were starting to receive better education, although the lack of equality still remained between black and white Americans as black Americans were still being paid much less than white workers. I also believe that as there were many black campaigns and activists after the war, this could suggest that there was still a want for equality on the black Americans half which puts forward the idea that despite having helped fought for their country, they were still being treated as second class
Abstract “Belief in the afterlife was of central importance to slave converts, who ascribed double meanings to heaven and hell, as places to which the dead would go, and as metaphors for freedom and slavery.” Many blacks had a vision and believed that things would get better after the war. They also believe that they would gain freedom and have a better life once they continue to fight for the many things that they believed in,” (Gin, K. 2010). Progression of the African Americans For many years there have been opinions concerning the progress about the culture of African Americans. In this research paper there will be discussion about the many issues that this culture has experienced for years. While African American history is educational,