During this period from 1950- to early 1970s different reform movements took place to stop racial discrimination and racism against African Americans. This article describes the different ideas Martin Luther King Jr had to help Africans obtain justice without any violence. He proposed three different alternatives to violence. First, he states “this is not a method for cowards, it does resist.” The way King wanted to obtain equality was very passive and nonaggressive; he never wanted to be physically aggressive to his opponent. Moreover, on his second point, “nonviolence resistance does not seek to defeat or humiliate the opponent, but to win friendship and understanding.” King thought that if there were no offenses or put downs to the enemy everything was to flow better between blacks and whites.
They differed from other whites because of their belief that God created everyone equal, no matter the color of their skin. They also believed do onto others as you would want others to do onto you. These were brave men that really made themselves known. In 1787, Isaac Hopper was 16 years old and had just arrived in Philadelphia. Hopper was sympathetic to blacks because he remembers a specific instant that changed him forever.
He took action to help improve equality amongst the nation. The people of the nation should do as Lincoln did. If you want change to come about to better living conditions then you have to take action. Even though everybody didn’t agree with what Lincoln was trying to do, he still did what he could to protect the people’s human rights and property rights. Throughout Lincoln’s approach to bring about equality, he did what he thought was right and he never changed what he believed based on what everyone else thought.
His famous attitude was not to evoke the British troops even when he was jailed. King advocated this in his speech I have a Dream in 1963 at the Lincoln memorial in Washington," In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred." The dream of the African American is to be equal with others and to have what whites have. This dream can only be accomplished by the peaceful march into the hearts and the minds of the white people.
More than a decade before the Declaration of Independence, Adams wrote that individuals were "inalienably entitled to those essential rights in common with all men," which was a key theme in the Declaration of Independence. Samuel Adams not only supported individual’s rights and justice, but he also set the standard for future leaders in the United States. One of the specific reasons that I admire Samuel Adams is he always stood up for what he believed, and throughout his political career, he upheld his support for civil liberties. Unlike many politicians today, he never changed his mind on controversial issues for political gain. For these reasons, Samuel Adams can rightfully be called a “true American hero.” When one thinks of heroes in American history, one may think of George Washington or Samuel Adams.
They come from lands where they have been stripped of their riches and rights. Their American Dream is to be able to keep their heritage and religion without the fear of persecution. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” (Lazarus 10-11). With the promise of safe harbor these people too are Free at Last! While the theme of the American Dream is freedom and the pursuit of happiness, not everyone is treated equal in our country.
This statement, to me, means that everyone will be treated equally. It also means that no one will be treated unfairly. 2. Harlan’s view on the laws that deny African Americans would be defensive on the blacks side. He did not believe in the unjust treatment of the blacks.
He ends his discourse with a dedication to let freedom ring today, as he beautifully recites the words to one of our nation’s greatest songs of liberty and justice. This sweet land of liberty in which we live will be even sweeter, and the words of this song will ring more true because of the deeds of this great man. Martin Luther King will forever live in the minds and hearts of American people. His dream of freedom will live on in every moment of America’s past and future struggle for a land of liberty and
With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring." And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
ompers“Although obviously a man of great personal pride and ambition, he had dedicated himself and all his abilities to service for his fellow workers. He wanted them to have what he valued most – individual liberty.” FLORENCE CALVERT THORNE (Forward, Samuel Gompers: American Statesman) “Since freedom was the goal, voluntarism was the principle he advocated. Democracy to him meant responsible individuals living in a responsible society. Individual rights were the practical results of that way of life. As president of the American Federation of Labor, Gompers could not compel any person or union to act contrary to his or their judgement.