Both speeches done by the two were very influential and both had the same goal. King was a more non-violent type of leader, he wanted everyone to gather in song and come together and unite. Malcolm X thought of non-violent acts and singing songs would not get anyone anywhere. He thought that singing songs and protesting peacefully was not going to work. In Malcolm X the “Ballot or the Bullet”, and Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream”, they both felt that they have been cheated by the American System.
Both black and white people do drugs, and Shakur felt that it is wrong to place the drug stereotype mainly on blacks. In his belief, removing the evil in people will make them honorable citizens and more caring towards one another. Shakur also goes on to say that it is time for black people to stop killing each other, and it is time to start healing each other. Tupac Shakur felt that a black president would have been a heaven sent miracle for the black people; in his opinion black people as a whole were not ready to have a black president. I believe he felt this way because he did not approve of the behavior of many black people; he also felt that the percentage of black people in jail was too high.
In this case Malcolm X wanted to fight to end the segregation him and his community were experiencing. On the contrary of the American REvolution which was fought to end Great Britain's laws toward our nation, their excessive taxes, and ending any trade or connection with Great Britain. After 200 years of being granted equality, freedom and liberty as claimed in the Constitution, African Americans were fighting to be able to have this right. The Civil Rights Movement was an era of segregation, violence, and corruption toward the African
King lived in a world where people were not treated the same based on their skin color. King knew the African-American community was being unfairly discriminated against and knew he had to impact a change. He was definitely not the only person trying to bring a change onto the African-American lifestyle and freedom, but he went about his ways differently than many other activists. Martin Luther King Jr. was firmly against unnecessary violence, preferring to make his impact with words instead. He was smart enough to realize that resorting to violence during the fight for freedom was only going to cause more problems.
The quote by Martin Luther King “…freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed” is saying that a ruler will not willing give freedoms to those he is oppressing, unless a large enough disturbance is caused throughout his victims. I find this quote compelling because it not only was true during the time Martin Luther and his companions were facing, but still have meaning today. Martin Luther King uses two main topics that stood out to me in his explanation of the oppressors, over the oppressed; the fact that the people who are not being victimized do not notice anything else around them, making them voiceless, and concern free for the torment surrounding their neighbor, and secondly, the fact that
They were not preparing themselves for their future. Besides segregated in education facilities there was transportation segregation in education. Busing was not for all students it was only Whites. Hence, many black children were not going to their school and their futures were under the danger. They could not maintain their education.
King emphasized how important it was that the civil rights movement did not sink to the level of the racists and hate mongers they fought against: "Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred," he urged. "We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline." King's philosophy of "tough-mindedness and tenderheartedness" was not only highly effective, but it gave the civil rights movement an inspiring moral authority and
Both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King jr were, as you said campaigning for Civil Rights, but at first they had very different views. Martin Luther King encouraged equality and integration, whilst Malcolm X advocated black power and was not against using violence to attain it, if nothing else would work-unlike Martin Luther King's more peaceful protest. Martin Luther King was very firm in his beliefs too. They had very different beginnings in life. They were both intelligent, but Malcolm X's dreams of becoming a lawyer were dashed by a teacher, which made him turn to crime.
Alfred M. Green’s use of contrasting tones reveals his true feelings behind African American’s involvement in the Civil War. Initially, Green does not suppress his disapproval for the treatment of African Americans. He believes that they should have as much right to fight for their freedom as the white man standing next to them. The only problem with this idea is that there has been a long term debate throughout history as to whether blacks should participate on
Lincoln was associated with this name because he opposed slavery expansion in his debates and speeches before getting elected in 1860. Lincoln viewed that African- Americans should have rights, but whites were and always would be the superior race. Therefore, Lincoln was not an equalitarian. He didn’t agree with the reality that white people could enslave blacks or darker skin toned individuals. He states, “If A. can prove, however conclusively, that he may, of right, enslave B.