Hao Nguyen Period 3 December 22, 2014 APUSH Readings Chapter 19 1) A-2 2) The South Scorns Mrs. Stowe (1852) 3) Author: Southern Literary Messenger of Richmond 4) Author’s Position: Against Mrs. Stowe’s tale 5) Bias: They were from the South so they opposed this story because the Northern abolitionists supported it. They were also critics who wants to stand up for their people beliefs 6) Arguments: * We shouldn’t put emphasis on the abolition actions since they don’t deserve it * The abolition attacks has spread to other countries * The abolitionists and Mrs. Stowe’s tale has influenced the minds of the people that knows nothing about slavery to only think about its negative effects * The tale
King and his followers strived to do the same with all the protests and marches that they had conducted because they wanted to achieve their ultimate goal of promoting desegregation among both white and black community. King urges that such steps were necessary because “every time the Negro leaders sought to negotiate with the city fathers the latter consistently refused to engage in good-faith negotiation (King 799).” According to King urging his people to stand up to their rights and fight for their freedom was not wrong especially when it was done through nonviolent ways. In the “Letter to Birmingham Jail” King uses many argumentative methods to convey his point across his audience and convince them of his
They prayed and Sheriff Jim Clark’s deputies and Major John Cloud’s troopers unblocked the bridge. But Martin Luther King still returned to Brown Chapel and did not press on. This infuriated SNCC, whom after seeing the deputies and troopers move wanted to continue with the demonstration. Martin Luther King had made a deal with Federal Mediators and he did not wish to violate it. But The Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee saw no reason not to continue on because the men had cleared the way and therefore they believed they should be able to move through without problems.
Bao ngo English 3 Book report Malcom X Don't let people put labels on you-and don't put them on yourself. Sometimes a label can kill you. These words were spoken by Malcolm X, who fought for Civil Rights for African Americans. The truth of it all was that his very own quote was proven by how he himself was assassinated. Malcolm X himself predicted his own death because he knew his beliefs were so true to himself, but what was so different in his life.
This phrase, and indeed, his whole letter, instigated the continuation of King’s and his supporter’s direct action campaigns. King’s defence displayed his belief that non-violent direct action was incredibly important, as any other approach, specifically the attack of Black people within America, was evil, King wrote, ‘‘[non-violent direct action is] a courageous confrontation of evil by the power of love’’.3 Without the use of violence, King and many others, comprising mainly of Black children and teenagers went ahead with the protest march on the
His refusal to give up and even die for the sake of this “holy cause” is very moving and brought people to oppose slavery. “All men are created equal” as stated in the Declaration of Independence was not entirely true and Garrison stood by that and the truths of divine revelation (Document E). Another important piece of literature that brought attention to life as a slave was a narrative from a slave himself, Frederick Douglass. Douglass was a former slave who fought with a white man who oversaw him. This specific fight made Douglass very eager for freedom.
While during that same time Martin Luther King, Jr., who was also a black civil right activist in America, taught to fight racism with love. Malcolm spoke publicly of his lack of respect for Martin Luther King, who would, through a white man’s religion (Christianity), tell blacks not to fight back. In 1962 Malcolm was designated by Elijah Muhammad as the official public representative of Nation of Islam. By 1963, New York Times poll found that Malcolm X was, after conservative Senator Barry Goldwater, the most sought after speaker by student groups on college campuses. His attraction seemed to rest not only in his ability to attack the system of white supremacy in forceful language but also in his wit.
“But even if the church does not come to the aid of justice, I have no despair about the future.” King kind of challenged the church; with or without them, African Americans will continue to strive. “If the inexpressible cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail.” This is also an example of pathos because it evoked sympathy from the readers. Another appeal to be mentioned is the ethical appeal. “I have no fear about the outcome of our struggle in Birmingham, even if our motives at present are misunderstood.” Martin Luther King is saying that he knows the outcome will be good. The question comes to mind, “What gives him credibility?” Him saying, “I have no fear…” shows his compassion for this issue.
In prison when Malcolm begins to study the nation of Islam he says, “I have to admit a sad, shameful fact. I had so loved being around white man that in prison I really disliked how Negro convicts stuck together so much. But when Mr. Muhammad’s teachings reversed my attitude toward my black brothers, in my guilt and shame I began to catch every chance I could to recruit for Mr. Muhammad”(Malcolm X, 185). Malcolm is describing how his views about assimilation changed when he became a member of the nation of Islam. Before Malcolm believed that assimilation was the easiest way for black men to become free because he believed if he assimilated with white men he would be accepted into their society and as a result become free from racial prejudice.
His sacrifice to speak out against his entire race oppressor cost him his life. His militant leadership caused a huge uproar and threat to “white America.” Change began to develop because people like Malcolm X began to stand up for rights they were entitled to. He used his knowledge to intellectually argue the unjust society in America. He learned how to frame a debate so he could be sure he would win and ultimately cause his opponent to contradict themselves. 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.