I felt a bit better when the general Robert Shaw said that if you receive less pay than all of us wont get any money. This made me feel better because even the generals were on the colored peoples side. I can relate the battle with any other battle that happened because all the troops men worked together and showed everyone that they could fight. I felt sad when the other Union generals army marched from war and made fun of the colored men. I felt this way because both the generals’ men were fighting against the Confederates so they should work together.
At first the United States government was undecided about the use of black soldiers in the army and used them in demeaning tasks. Shaw was able to extort higher military officers to persuade them to use his regiment in combat at James Island, South Carolina, and Fort Wagner. His goal was to prove black men are as qualified as a white man on the battlefield. The film presented heroic
They were used for manual labor and nothing else until Robert Gould Shaw stepped up for the soldiers to have them fight in the war. By doing so, the African American soldiers were able to prove themselves and show how useful they actually were. They were not only fighting for the Union army, but most importantly, for their
The movie “Glory” tells the history and the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. It became the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Mathew Broderick played as the main character of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, which is told mainly through his eyes. The movie showed his leadership and earned respect, by admitting his mistakes, and by putting what’s best for their followers and the organization ahead of their personal decisions. Colonel Shaw first was treating his soldiers more like slaves and not men.
Most importantly Malcolm X advocated education to his people in every speech, debate and interview, because his entire purpose was to create “black nationalism” and the only way that could ever happen was if his people were educated and not just diploma educated but educated with the understanding of what was taught. Although many people did not agree with his tactics, people respected him because of his overall intent for the black community. Malcolm X was a great debater because he was a strong skilled speaker, he was intellectually educated and informed and he was passionate about what he preached and these are qualities of a great leader and an effective great debater. His legacy lives on even today and that is proof of how influential he
Andrew J. Hamilton Mrs. Hale AP English 11 24 January 2014 A Great Man during Hard Times A common misconception is that all southerners before and during the civil war were believers of slavery, however Confederate General Robert E. Lee didn’t believe in slavery (Connelly 176). Robert E. Lee lived during one of the roughest times in American history. The Civil War not only pitted brother against brother, but it also forced Robert E. Lee to fight against his former classmates and acquaintances. Robert E. Lee could have been the commanding general of either army but he chose the Confederacy due to his roots in Virginia (Connelly 178). Along with being a brilliant military commander, Lee also wrote a few pieces of literature, which
Martin Luther king Jr was one of the most influential people in the civil rights movement. King fought for civil rights in the south, he followed the same ways of Gandhi with a non-violence movement. King believed in peaceful protest and use of civil disobedience. King believed violence wouldn’t help the African Americans gain the civil rights they wanted.
While the white men were fighting, the slaves had to continue laboring on farms or supporting the South’s war efforts. The typical Southern slave owner had maybe one or two slaves, and the typical white Southern male owned none. The men of the slave states were either, artisans, mechanics, or more frequently, a small farmer. This reality is very important in understanding why white Southerners went to war to defend slavery in 1861. The fear of slave rebellion distracted both the Southern slaveholder and the Northern invader.
Besides being just against slavery he was also fought for women’s rights. He thought that blacks should not be able to vote if the women could not either. Douglass believed that everyone’s input would be important, not just men. As the Civil War approached, Douglass felt that if the war was to end slavery then the black slaves should fight alongside the soldiers. When the war was over slavery was abolished but in the Presidential Election of 1864, Douglass did not support Lincoln because he felt that Lincoln was not enforcing that the blacks still could not vote, instead he supported John C. Fremont.
He started to unite these young men and women under the motto of “Black Power,” in order to develop real power within their community and prove to not only them, but also the rest of the nation that Blacks would no longer step aside and allow the Whites to continue to manipulate and dominate a system that would hinder not only them, but the Civil Rights Movement as well. Instead there were men like Carmichael, who used his eloquence and intelligence to convey to their community that