Great Leaders Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Junior were both African American who fought for equal opportunity for blacks in America, and both were in the civil rights movement, but they had different philosophy of life. Malcolm’s philosophies that violence must be stopped by any means necessary, and King’s philosophy was that in order to stop violence a person must ignore it, and sooner or later the violence will stop. They also had different beliefs Malcolm was a Muslim and King was a Baptist. King and Malcolm were two important figures who made a powerful impact in America during the turbulent 1960. In 1960 there was a lot of separation between the blacks and the whites.
Take Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for example, Dr. King played a significant role in the Civil Rights Movement that led to the desegregation of the South. There are some cities and states that refuse to have a street or even a park named after him. According to Schaefer, “Efforts to recognize significant figures in African American history have often been controversial. There are only 650 cities in 41 states that have renamed streets in honor of the late and great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Oh my dear friend when will we all love and live as one as Dr. King wanted? Another issue my people haven faced for some time is racial profiling and here lately it has been on the hot seat!
He witnessed a lot of racism growing up; seeing his house burned down and his father being killed. He had it rough growing up, and he was angry with all that had happened because of the racism in America, and he just wanted blacks to be able to defend themselves. But with how America was back then, whites would have been living in fear, because newspapers would be printed out saying “Blacks strike again” on the headline. King did not want blacks to retaliate because it just would have added to the fire. With everything that King stood for and how he was able to back them with such powerful speeches; it’s easy to say that King’s philosophy made more sense than Malcolm X’s
It threw many people together from various backgrounds who might not have met if not for the war.- Working class and middle class, black and white, different religions and ethnic groups. The African Americans fought in the war for their country and believed that their contribution to the war should get them recognized as American citizens. They were recognized as heroes, but couldn’t be served in restaurants back home. In the UK, it is popularly believed that for the first time, wealthy middle class country dwellers actually got to see the state of poor town children who were evacuated out of the town because of threat of bombing. Women, also, had been forced to do former men's work: munitions, farming, factory work etc.
In his view, the white race in general was guilty for the suppression and sufferings of the black race. Because of the cultural aggression and degradation that blacks suffered for hundreds of years, Malcolm X claimed that black liberation starts with self appreciation. His goal was that the blacks learn more about themselves, their culture and
Parks and Colvin: The Icon and Non-Celebrity Darryl R. Barkley ENG 220 December 22, 2014 Professor Marie Loggia-Kee Parks and Colvin: The Icon and Non-Celebrity Throughout the Jim Crow era, many African Americans rebelled against segregated seating in public transportation, but their number vastly increased after World War II (Schwartz, 2009). In 1955, racial segregation on buses in Montgomery, Alabama, ignited what is historically known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott. While the boycott lead to a decision by the Supreme Court to end segregated seating, it would not have been possible without the sacrifices made by Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin. Both Parks and Colvin, upon boarding the National City Lines Bus
To Kill A Mockingbird Analytic Essay Maycomb is an extremely prejudiced town, even though the novel is based when the black people had been released from slavery for over 70 years. Even so, the racism is still painfully clear as demonstrated in the timeless masterpiece, To Kill A Mockingbird. Not only is Maycomb prejudiced against the black people, they are also prejudiced against way woman should be, people with disabilities and the poorer families. African Americans face the prejudice head on as there skin colour is different, there are made to be servants or slaves to the white people. "Well Dill, after all he's just a nigger," startling words from Scout who should have known better.
During the 1950’s and 1960’s, black Americans faced a number of civil rights problems. These problems included segregation, black voter – registration as well as poverty which began to become Martin Luther Kings focus after major civil rights legislation. Martin Luther King responded to these issues by organising a successful boycott to end segregation on transport, a march in Selma and his Poor People’s campaign. During the 1950’s and 1960’s one of the problems blacks faced was segregation. After the 1896 ‘Plessy vs. Ferguson’ ruling on ‘separate but equal’ everything was segregated.
He married into an abolitionist family, and was greatly effected by his father-in-law and well-known abolitionists such as Frederick Douglas. After slavery was abolished, he began to write books pertaining to the discrimination and prejudice against not only blacks, but also Chinese and other immigrant groups. Books such as Disgraceful Persecution of a Boy detail and condemn such pejorative actions and feelings towards people unfairly deemed inferior. He wrote an anti-lynching editorial called Only a Nigger in 1869, further denouncing the racism in the country at the time. His idea of slavery had changed very much by the time he wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
He chose to be vocal about his dissatisfaction with his people’s racial predicament. King spoke as though he was speaking on behalf of his entire race. He was a man of his people and represented their needs and desire to gain equality. King spoke directly against authority, not in a malicious way, but more in a way where he offered criticism and ways in which society needed to reform itself. During the 1963 March on Washington, King delivered perhaps his most famous speech called “I Have a Dream.” This speech called for an end to racism and desegregation in America that was still very prevalent at the time.