However, not everyone appreciated Washington’s white links, with many feeling that he was wrong in prioritising strengthening the black community over working to abolish Jim Crow and southern segregation. Later, Malcolm X would become Washington’s foil, in this respect, in his positing of black supremacy and rejection of white support. Yet Washington’s alliances with whites meant that he was able to ensure the black voice was acknowledged, leaving an imprint of the cry for black
The NAACP and SCLC welcomed black and white members arguing that the cooperation between the two would make the movement stronger. However the more radical groups felts that black people should work alone. Furthermore, groups in America during this period such as; SNCC and CORE, were both protest groups which aimed at improving working and living conditions for black people, and to make them equal to other races in the USA. These had been quite moderate organisations which were linked to Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. This was the first time that black organisations had really tried to improve conditions in the cities.
Essay #4 Rough Draft: Booker T. Washington & WEB Du Bois Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois are considered as the two most influential black leaders of all the black American movement history. However, they followed different ideologies concerning how black people should achieve civil rights. Booker T. Washington encouraged the need for African Americans to be able to compete skillfully on an economic basis with the white Southerners, while Du Bois wanted more than that, and exactly focused on encouraging the black Americans to fight for their civil rights rather than just acting passively, as Washington’s philosophy suggested. If a man feels oppressed, and thinks his rights are being held from him, then he should fight by all means possible to win them back, as the following analysis would debate it.
Garvey’s significance in reducing racial discrimination in the short term is a debatable question and is highlighted by the rift of historical opinions. Garvey’s ideology and belief in racial pride and black nationalism made him different to other black leaders. This led to immediate support from the black community but also criticism from authorities and other civil rights leaders. On his arrival in 1916 Garvey gained immediate support which coincided with the death of Booker T. Washington. The death of Washington left a space for a new black leader which Garvey intended to fill.
He believed that slavery helped and in the long run benefitted African Americans. Although the time periods of both of the narratives are significantly different, the authors both noted prejudice and discrimination against African Americans in the description of their experiences. Their different political strategies for securing freedom and recognition influenced how they presented their perspectives on slavery. Douglass’s approach to freedom consisted of the idea of anti-oppression. His strategies involved more resistance than Washington’s approach did.
My opinion of Malcolm X is positive. I believe he did good things for the black community in the 1960s. I feel if Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. came together and could have found middle ground to help unify the black community, it would have been most powerful. It probably would have brought together every black citizen in the United States, regardless of background and beliefs. My personal reaction of some things I saw in the film disgusted me.
W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington were two great leaders of the black community in the late 19th and 20th century. However, they disagreed on strategies for black social and economic progress. Though they disagreed both black men faced the same obstacle of how to end class and racial injustice, and to achieve first-class citizenship for blacks. At this time first-class citizenship was determined by at least three aspects political power, civil rights, and the higher education of blacks.
The second world war most underling is racial hate and racial supremacy. It created a threefold impact on race relations. Even though there was very few tangible changes towards the Civil Rights movement due to the second world war. It’s brought a new look on segregation for the black citizens. A turning point; as for many this was the first experience of formal racial segregation, it showed an obvious contradiction between fighting Nazi racism; at the same time allow racism home.
During the period 1955-1968, great changes has happened on racial equality, although still far from complete racial equality, but still moving towards a society without segregation .These changes were mainly caused because of four factors. First of all is the desegregation on education, fair employment, facilities and so on things. Secondly, is the voting rights, voting rights for black people has gained in the period of 19955-1968, this gave the black people more power in hand in the election, which would gain their status in society. More on is the poverty on black people, more and more black people got jobs , this made black people participate a bigger role in the economic society. Finally, the last main factor is the public support
Washington stated, “No race that has anything to contribute to the markets of the world is long in any degree ostracized”. It is imperative that all freedom of the laws be ours, but it is immensely more essential that we be equipped for the application of those rights. All this had been said in his Atlanta Compromise Address in1895. It was obvious to those African Americans who did not entirely agree with Washington's idea that this was a mark of submission for the black race. By submissive they meant that they were to accept to continue to work as a means of being useful to the white society.