Now this story may seem like someone who’s failed completely, and was just another crazy person dong something ridiculous in a lost cause, but John Brown wasn’t a complete failure. In fact John Brown’s actions turned out to be a success in the bigger picture because he shook up the foundation of slavery that was so deeply planted in America. He got people thinking that maybe black slaves did deserve to be free and that slavery was morally wrong (Source B). Not only that, but he was one of the few that took action against something he felt was wrong (source A). To me I think this is a huge success during this time period and it let people know that its ok to try and change something that is wrong.
Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. He inspired many people. He didn’t get what color you were he loved all. He spoke out for justice to African Americans, for an end to racial discrimination, and against the laws that embodied it and the many subtle and unconscious behaviors and assumptions that were supported by those laws. Racial discrimination in the United States had resulted in many unnecessary and unjust deaths, and the despair and hopelessness of generations.
“The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is important even beyond its far reaching provisions. It is historic because its enhancement was generated by a massive coalition of white and Negro forces.” The bill was passed by President Johnson and it allowed black people to be integrated with white people in public areas and even allowed the government to hold federal funds from places that let racism exist. This was a great victory for Martin Luther King because he helped end the discrimination and oppression of his people which had been going on for many years before he had lived. That same year, King was awarded the Noble Peace Prize Award for being the youngest man to receive the award for peace at the age of 35.  After the signing of the Civil Rights Act, Martin Luther King started his mission in helping the poor and facing socioeconomic problems.
15 Oct. 2009. <http://www.thedeclarationofindependence.org/SamuelAdams.net/>. Puls, Mark. Samuel Adams Father of the American Revolution. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Due to all the deaths, violence, and hardship that my fellow brothers and sisters have endured, Reconstruction has left African Americans everywhere with a bad taste in their mouths. Considering the circumstances, if you look around and compare the before and after of Reconstruction, you will notice that the achievements and advances made by African Americans are astonishing. The only downside is that it created white supremacy-minded organizations, which caused a lot of unnecessary African American blood to be shed. While many people today see Reconstruction as a short-lived success, or even failure for that matter, I see it as a major accomplishment for many key reasons. These reasons are that it has enabled the construction of black communities, it brought education to many African Americans, it brought African Americans into politics, it ratified the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, and it gave us a taste of what it means to be free.
He reverted himself to even greater highs, like being a powerful civil rights leader. I liked the fact that he fought for equal rights for all people, not just people of color. I disliked some parts of the story where his father was killed by his own people, but Malcome seen this type of brutally when he was a young child. The most revaluating factor point that he makes is that Malcome says, education is key. Don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot do something?.
They each had to be overcome, one by one. It was not until men like King arose and educated the black community that many found the courage to stand for what they believed in. It was not until blacks began lovingly demonstrating that awareness was raised. The threat of eminent violence from the militant blacks pushed white moderates into supporting King, realizing that the alternative would be painful for everyone. It took the undoing of years of psychological torment and the reversal of many skewed perceptions to finally take a step forward.