The purpose of this organization was to fight against discrimination and the iniquities faced by African Americans in everyday society and the military. While at a Pan-African congress conference in 1972, Dubois states his ideas and beliefs concerning the welfare of Africans and the African American community. He asked for development and benefits for Africans instead of profits for Europeans. He asked for the right for African Americans to govern themselves. He felt that they could not be properly represented any other way.
Booker T. Washington was one of the first to be promoting African American Capitalisation and the first Black Leader in Civil Rights since the decline of Fredrick Douglas. This is very important as his position and ideas would affect the position of African Americans and the future of the Civil Rights Movement. The accommodationist approach was Washington’s approach to Civil Rights which would was outline in his famous Atlanta Compromise, here he suggested a compromise socially but economic equality of opportunity believing that social equality would come later. This can be compared to the most famous speech related to Civil Rights which was the “I have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King. This speech came much later than the Atlanta Compromise around the time of the decline of the Civil Rights Movement and thus seemed as if it represented a huge turning point for Civil Rights.
This shows that the idea had to be reformed to fit society as it expanded into the future. However it also points out how the ignorance of liberty comes about. At first the colonist used the idea to separate from England and to start their own country. Further down the line in history when it came time to liberate African Americans from slavery the idea was no longer a unanimous thing that suddenly becomes a white’s only ordeal. It makes one think about how the word liberty took effect in between 1607-1877 and what it took to get to the meaning of it
However, not everyone appreciated Washington’s white links, with many feeling that he was wrong in prioritising strengthening the black community over working to abolish Jim Crow and southern segregation. Later, Malcolm X would become Washington’s foil, in this respect, in his positing of black supremacy and rejection of white support. Yet Washington’s alliances with whites meant that he was able to ensure the black voice was acknowledged, leaving an imprint of the cry for black
It explained why America should be a country. Thomas Jefferson who did most of the writing was most famous for his words Life, Liberty, and happiness. These words were people rights that were felt to be protected. The declaration explained democracy. It stated the government should only be overthrown when it is no longer protecting the people rights.
In addition, he gives Beneatha a possible path out of her life in America. As a final point, he represents educated, advanced thinking Africans. He is important because he shows that you can be a successful person without accepting the “white” way of life. Asagai brings the idea of symbolism to A Raisin in the Sun. He essentially is Africa.
Washington was a realist who didn’t seek social equity for African Americans in the short run, rather economic and educational advancement. This speech’s goal is to promote gradual change that will beneﬁt the African American community in the long run. Washington walks a thin line, but succeeds in showing both African Americans and Whites that divided they fall and together they stand.! ! !
Washington and Others” Du Bois assimilates various logical appeals to support his stance on African Americans possessing political power. For instance, Du Bois states, “He is striving nobly to make Negro artisans business men and property-owners; but it is utterly impossible, under modern competitive methods, for workingmen and property-owners to defend their rights and exist without the right of suffrage” (31). This statement is a well constructed argument that compels the audience to believe that without pursuing political equality, they will never be able to advance economically. His argument, enforces that an absence of a voice in political rule will result in being governed by leaders who they did not choose. In turn, these politicians who are selected will diminish and undermine the strength that African Americans hold in politics.
The Real Truth about Blacks during Reconstruction The real truth about African American history has been twisted in many aspects. What blacks did with their lives seems to be unknown and misinterpreted by some historians. To express clarity regarding blacks’ lifestyles after the Civil War and during Reconstruction would be to impartially juxtapose other historians’ viewpoints of blacks. We must ask ourselves, were blacks at this time apathetic, politically unqualified, benighted, and were they compliant when it came to seeking positive change for themselves and their families? We must evaluate African Americans for who they really were during this time instead of disenfranchising their very character.
On the other hand, the anti-imperialists argued that it went against our American democracy and was harmful to the territories we were trying to acquire and our country itself. Even though they had a major difference, they had one similarity in that they both wanted the country to progress and become more successful through overseas expansion, just not using imperialismto justify it. Imperialist thought it was their duty to take over the smaller countries in order to save them from themselves because they were not fit for self government. Behind the imperialists were a plethora of people and they all supported it for multiple reasons. Blacks at the time liked the idea because it gave them an opportunity to serve their country and have perfect unity with the whites as well as patriotic unity for themselves (doc1).