Washington favors the humble, ask nicely, appreciate what you’re given, and say thank you approach to obtaining social equality. Washington addresses the issue with caution, in doing so he not only comes across as an advocate of Blacks gaining “all privileges of the law”(Up from Slavery, 457), but also of Blacks being prepared “for the exercises of these privileges.”(457) By taking this approach Washington is gaining the appeal within the black community as well as the white community. In contrast to this effective stance, Du Bois asks constantly with a loud and firm voice. Du Bois even goes as far as to say that if the Black community wants social equality they must simply complain. “Ceaseless agitation”( The Souls of Black Folk 563 ) he feels will do more in the fight for equality than “voluntarily throwing away”(563) the reasonable rights they are entitled to.
Many people during this time period supported his strategies and saw what he was saying as very influential. He believed in the evolution of black society and the only way to gain equality would be by earning need of work Washington felt that blacks could not be a in a position to improve their standing until their communities reached a level of development that made equality undeniable. He told blacks to concentrate on education and financial progress as well as keeping close community ties. This way, in time, the black community would be full of doctors, lawyers, architects, teachers, businessmen and other professionals. The black community would evolve out of its poverty into something that could not be denied as equals.
Two great leaders of the African American community in the late 19th and 20th century were Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. Both of these leaders highly advocated the fair representation of black people and wanted both white and black people to be equally integrated and seen as a whole. However both men had differing philosophies on ways to achieve this representation, with Booker T. Washington wanting interests of black people over time, while W.E.B. Du bois wanted swift change following education.
Dr. Martin’s speech was inspiring a huge people and engaged them to raise their hands and claiming for their rights. His words were the key to motivate African-American to create nonracial society in the United States. Dr. Martin Luther King used a language that was understood by the illiterate and educated people too. He made people to seeing his dream in the speech and living it in the current days. In my opinion, he created a light in the mind of others because his speech was coming out from his heart.
should be treated as equals (King 706). Martin Luther King Jr. is very trustworthy to his audience. King has fought alongside his audience from the beginning. They respect King and enjoy listening to what he has to say. King’s argument for the rights of African Americans was well made, with well rounded support.
Miles Fields 11/20/13 Mr. Cohn Green Speech Alfred M. Green gave a speech in Philadelphia in 1861, calling for his long oppressed “brethren” to strive to be admitted into the ranks of the Union army, to fight for their recognition as citizens of America. During Green’s speech, Green gains his “brethren’s trust”, and uses unifying diction, and comparisons to help persuade his fellow African Americans to strive for their recognition as citizens of America. 1861 was a period of uncertainty for everyone but specifically the African Americans. African Americans were deprived citizenship and freedom by their country earlier that century. But now, equality and recognition as citizens were within their grasp, and all they had to do was put their trust into their country.
Yet, Dr. Martin Luther King was given a great speech it made an explanation and definition for his Dream, it had bring a great hope to American even the entire world. In his speech Martin Luther King was uses a textual reference to the “Declaration of Independence.” Martin Luther King used different parts of the English language to improve the meaning of his speech and bring to the details. He was used the different rhetorical, allusions to historic documents, and suggest seemed to have brought about the emotions that Martin Luther King was trying to arouse in his listeners. This helped him influence his listeners towards wanting equality for all and changing what was happening in the present so they didn't repeat things in the past. Throughout Martin Luther King the “I Have a Dream speech” the important message in his speech is that all people are became equal and, although not the case in America at the time, Martin Luther King felt it must be the case for the future.
Similarly to the first all-black trade community in which Randolph established, due to the fact they knew their voices would not be heard. Therefore individuals, such as Randolph, in America during this period were the key to spreading of ideas, which would therefore unite people and give the Civil Rights Movement the true push into society that was desperately called for, in order for a better future for African Americans. Raising black consciousness like Garvey did so that it was believed to take pride in their heritage and go against the discrimination in America. There were many important individuals from 1877-1945, some such as A. Philip Randolph, Marcus Garvey, Du Bois, Roy Wilkins and Eleanor Roosevelt directly who were working to change the situation for African Americans, and others such as the poet Langston Hughes, jazz musician Duke Ellington and boxer Joe Louis which helped spread black pride and boost morale. However, one of the most well-known, and influential, black individuals to come out of this period of time was Marcus Garvey.
Johnson showed his commitment throughout his vice presidency and in his presidency to fight for equal rights. Source 2 shows what Johnson said about the whole civil right movement and it shows his commitment to the cause. When Kennedy died, he showed a determination to continue Kennedy’s work where he left off and not letting it fall through. The law help many black people, as Martin Luther King Jr said “The law cannot make a man love me but it can keep him from lynching me”. Now black Americans will have the law on their side if they are ever racially discriminated.
The meaning of these words strikes a cord in just about every American. He is saying that he has hope, that one day the whole nation will rid itself of the segregation and discrimination that it has been so immersed in for centuries. He is saying that while we still haven’t quite reached it, he believes one day it will become real and that hope springs eternal for equality. Logos: Martin Luther King incorporates a lot of logos into his speech as well. He talks about the police brutalities that occurred over the years at many of his different non-violent marches and demonstrations.