How have African-Americans worked to end segregation, discrimination, and isolation to attain equality and civil ri HIS/204 July 15, 2012 How have African-Americans worked to end segregation, discrimination, and isolation to attain equality and civil rights? For decades, African-Americans played a foremost significant position in American history. In part, the Civil Rights Movement, and the power, bravery, and fight to become equal citizens in the United States. There is no other incident parallel to slavery, segregation, discrimination or isolation of African-Americans. Being of African American decent and raising three African American men can be difficult.
Malcolm X demonstrated the anger and the struggle, of the African Americans in the 1960s. During his lifetime he influenced many African Americans to stand up for their rights against the injustices set by the American government. Malcolm was criticized for his extremist views and actions while on the other hand he has been praised for his efforts in raising the status for African Americans. The views of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X often collided because of their different methods of fighting for equality. Most of Malcolm X’s views collided with the views of Martin Luther King Jr. King’s philosophy was “turn the other cheek,” meaning violence will not elevate you and bring you closer to your goals.
Black people in America had still hope for the future. the black people in America stood up for their rights and fought for their freedom. They developed brotherhood and love, and didn’t lose hope. The thing which was really unacceptable for them was their failure to enjoy their basic rights, like other people, even though they lived in their country. the black people in America suffered from the police interference in their lives and were even imprisoned even though they were not guilty.
During the civil rights movement, many leaders emerged in the black community. Of the many leaders, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were two of the most polarizing figures. These two men were the most impactful people in this time. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X stood for the betterment of their people. They both wanted change and equality, but they had different views about how to go about getting it.
With faith black people will have courage to face the uncertainties and give us strength to continue on our journey for true autonomy. Love, peace, and a sense of brotherhood are the essential tools to developing a united nation. In today’s society Martin Luther King’s philosophy of developing a sense of unity with the use of love, brotherhood, and peace is lost in translation. Racial intolerance still persists today
Jefferson owned slaves and Franklin, for most of his life, adamantly believed that African Americans were lesser. b.) But, quite unlike the mainstream ideals of their time, both men held strong ideals of equality. Franklin did at the end of his life reverse his ideas about African Americans, and dedicated many of his later years to equality for blacks. Jefferson also believed slavery to be an atrocious blot on the face of America.
African Americans and the Quest to Attain Equality and Civil Rights The Fight for African Americans to end segregation, discrimination, and isolation to attain equality and civil rights has been a long hard and more often than what we would like to think a somewhat violent campaign. One would think that something as simple as the treatment of another human being would be a simple thing to accomplish. However, as we can see throughout history it has not been as generation after generation, have taught their children to hate and for what? Something as simple and ridiculous as the color of one’s skin, this consequently became a vicious cycle of hatred and intolerance. We have to ask ourselves, how, did we come to a place where one race felt they were superior to not only African Americans, but American Indians and Asians as well based solely on the color of their skin.
Since there are such differences between the wealthy and the poor in this country there're also large differences in the system of education from place to place. Throughout the years many have tried different solutions to attempt to close the gap. Under the Bush administration the No Child Left Behind Act was developed to address the Achievement gap. Since this Act, there has been a large amount of conflict concerning both the completion and the impact that the act has actually had on the achievement gap as it relates to Black and White students. This continuing challenge is deeply harmful to the African American community, to our state, our nation, and our democracy.
It was reverend Martin Luther King and other great people like him in history, people with a desire for justice and equality, that eventually brought equality or at least reasonable equality in comparison to the inequalities that once existed in the United States of America. It is absolutely astounding that today the USA has a black president, this is a wonderful testament to those that sacrificed so much to see those of cultural and ethnic minority recognised as equal. It is not so much the battle for equality that is going to be examined in this essay however, a different view is going to be looked at, as every story has two sides it is important to look at the other side from time to time. This is not meant as from a point of pity, but more from a point of view that we can understand what happened and how it was allowed to develop into the complete degradation of a people based solely on their race and the exploitation of these people to the benefit of the few. In this essay we are going to summarise why the wealthy and powerful white Americans, those few that made so much from the oppression of the African Americans, required such in equality and why it was worth fighting for?
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