However, one of the most well-known, and influential, black individuals to come out of this period of time was Marcus Garvey. Garvey was a strong believer in racial pride which he demonstrated through his elaborate ‘president of Africa uniform. He also was proud of his self-respect and self-reliance, therefore attempted to set in motion a ‘back to Africa’
As an inspirational speaker, Martin Luther King Jr. traveled the country, giving speeches that motivated both blacks and whites to live in racial harmony. He always appeared positive, rational, and idealistic while preaching his views. All of these qualities are evident in King’s most quoted line —"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character". Malcolm X, however, was known as an extremist. For much of the time that he spent as an Islamic minister, he lectured about separatism between blacks and whites.
Wendell Phillips uses several strategies to praise African American, Toussaint Louverture and persuade his audience. These techniques include comparison, description with word choice, and personification. Phillips compares and contrasts Toussaint with others repeatedly in this speech. First, he compares his mark on the country’s history to that of George Washington. He then contrasts his worthiness of status with that of General Cromwell.
The foremost advantage of this school was that Washington applied his beliefs of education to situations of Southern regions and economic improvement of the South. Its platforms highlighted industrial training as a means to self-respect and economic independence for black people. Washington had a positive influence on political life trying to resolve racial difficulties and discrimination. Economically, he received backing from philanthropists, and presented and prepared educational programs for black students. In social scope he had a big influence on opinions and life discernment of black population disseminating philosophies of equivalence and skillful labor.
I choose chapter 21 “The African American Family” because of its valued importance in today’s American infrastructures. The survival and growth are among many topics I plan to point out in the code song, identifying our plights as well as character strengths displayed throughout history. These tools I believe are vital to any family structure. The survival of the African American Family I believe is important when viewing through any lenses. We have survived genocide, the Diaspora and even today’s economical conflicts.
Culture may be forgotten but it can never be erased. The first Historically Black University was founded in 1837, its key purpose being to educate African Americans. Although times have changed, this focal point remains and is a reason many Black students choose to attend HBCUs today. Other influences include these schools’ focus on A.A.-oriented curriculum, traditions that emphasize African-based culture, and overall promotion of racial unity among students. These institutions have exhibited a profound positive effect on their current and former students.
African Americans are a group of people that have overcome several obstacles from slavery to freedom to a seat at the White House. African Americans are one of the most respected and important groups in American history because they were courageous enough to stand for something that they believed in until laws were changed so that they were treated equal to white American citizens. Today, African Americans are still excelling and living the American dream, but some question whether their culture is the reasons for the negativity in their communities. African American culture is consists of people take pride in family, music, religion, and community. Unity and religion is what made this group of people strong and powerful.
Kimbrough (2007) establishes that despite realizing that African-Americans deserve equal treatment because of the unified loyalty that was required in the international war at hand. However, because of the discrimination they received. African-Americans viewed involvement in the military as a strong stepping stone to proving their patriotism to the United States. It was their important focus in overcoming the bane of discrimination that spread across America for many years at that. It is this role of African-Americans in integrating with society in order to prove their worth that establishes their vitality in American society.
The African American Fight for Civil Rights As humans, from birth to maturity we begin to experience new obstacles, share new feelings, and learn from mistakes we’ve made. As a country, the United States might be seen similarly. The history of the United States has shared its ups and downs like any human, after all, we, the people, are what makes up this great country. Just as it may be difficult to share something dear to us, we eventually figure out that certain outlooks in life bring a better outcome and future. This was the case after the Civil War in 1865 when the United States searched to reconstruct and modify itself in many aspects.
It is easy to say that equality was achieved among our African American citizens by looking around in today's America. Today we may pay no mind to the struggles and hardships African Americans endured throughout our history as a nation. However, we know that many wars were fought and many people stood up for what's right; they stood up for liberty and justice for all. There are many ways African Americans stood united to fight discrimination, end segregation and isolation, and finally attain full equality and civil rights (Bowles 2011). It was a long process that began way before the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s (Bowles 2011).