As a consequence he had become a dedicated internationalist, opposed to American imperialism (The policy of extending Americans authority by territorial acquisition and/or by the establishment of its economic and political hegemony over other nations) and favoring the unity of all oppressed and exploited people across national boundaries. Moreover with his return to America he had become involved in the global struggles of all the blacks and had demanded black Americans to turn to the United Nations to have their civil rights back. In June 1964 the Organization of Afro-American Unity was formed: a non-religious group among Afro-Americans and Africans that promoted Black Nationalism worldwide (a sort of Pan-Africanism). He stated: “I am glad that I’ve been the first to establish official ties between Afro-Americans and our blood brothers in Africa”. His emergence as an independent, revolutionary leader of the black mass movement made Malcolm the object of death threats from a number of forces--notably the Nation of Islam leadership and white supremacists--as well as harassment and infiltration of his organizations by local police and federal intelligence bodies.
He also appeals to the fight in his audience with the use of pathos. He appeals to their anger towards the white man to convey his message that they must fight together to destroy their oppressor. This is a direct attack on Martin Luther King Jr. King wanted what Malcolm X calls a “negro revolution” that is peaceful and without bloodshed. Malcolm X says that this is impossible, if change is to be accomplished then there must be violence there must be
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s skillful and knowledgeable use of rhetorical modes made his “I Have a Dream” speech one of the most influential and meaningful speeches of all time. This speech was a huge turning point for African Americans in American history and recognized the problem of segregation. He not only inspired, motivated, and informed America of the problem, he evoked a change in the American people and soon after changed history. This speech used authority, factual data, and most importantly metaphorical language to influence and inform
I would need an additional document from a white family to see how they felt about unifying with the blacks. In King’s Philosophy violence never solves anything. King felt that by taking part in nonviolent acts, such as sit-ins and marches, job opportunities would become more open to the black community (Doc 6). In his statement, “Violence may murder the murderer, but it doesn’t murder the murder,” he is saying that through violence you will never solve the issue you will only add on to it (Doc 8). King feels this way because when black people rebelled against the whites it only fueled more violence to ensue.
Woodson also stressed that society did not make a valid effort in trying to domesticate the African-American after the oppression of slavery ended. Instead of having shackles around their wrists and ankles, African-Americans now had to deal with an industrialized world which purposely got a head start and left them behind. However, it was also stated by Woodson that African-Americans should forgive but never forget how they were placed in such an economical, physical, emotional, and social deficit, but use it as a tool of hope and determination for the
The American Civil Rights movement was a very treacherous and horrific time in American history. African Americans were long censored in this country and they finally took a stand to make American citizens follow what the constitution says, “All men are created equal”. For activists, such as Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr., this journey to bring their people justice would certainly not be an easy one. Although they both wanted the same thing, both of these activists had very different thoughts and ways to make it happen. In order to reach this desired goal that they have been awaiting, strategies were much needed.
This would create a bond of all races and finally equality for everyone would happen. Malcolm X’s idea of separation goes against king but still promotes equality. He believed in the separation of blacks and whites through economics and politics. Malcolm agrees with Elijah in saying the separation should also be physical, move away from the corrupt society and create your own. He believed when blacks had what the whites had in there own society then they would be seen as equals instead of King’s idea that the whites could be persuaded during integration that blacks are truly equal and can co-exist with other
Here, Malcolm X argues, like many other leaders and protestors of the Civil Right Movement, that Black Power was paramount among the people and that it was the mainstay of the identity and the stability of America. Though this statement is highly biased in clear favor of African Americans, it was, nevertheless, a clear example of how Black Power reigned throughout the African American communities in America. Document 1 is a primary source document adapted from one of Malcolm X’s speeches. This document, which is written in Malcolm X’s perspective, is a call for Blacks to gain freedom from segregation by creating jobs on their own rather than “begging others for a job.” This document is valuable in that it shows that the idea of Black Nationalism was widely accepted among the supporters of Malcolm X and other anti-segregationists as well.
Assess how effective Malcolm X’s strategies were in the Civil Rights Movement in America in the 1950’s and 1960’s. For a person to be effective they must achieve what they wanted many times and by doing this they gain respect and power. Malcolm X was thought of as an activist, an outspoken public voice of African American civil rights and a prominent leader of Nation of Islam, challenged the mainstream Civil Rights Movement and the nonviolent pursuit of integration championed by Martin Luther King Jr and promoted Black Nationalism that encompassed the belief in black separatism. Malcolm X urged his followers to defend themselves against white aggression thus not following the non-violent ways of other leaders. Malcolm X was one of America’s
Stacy Keith September 1, 2013 American Dream In the readings of Malcolm X and August Wilson their understanding of the American Dream was very much the same. Malcolm X’s vision was of a world of universal brotherhood in which each person would be respected and loved as a child of God. He was opposed to racism, male supremacy, religious intolerance, capitalism, and all its manifestations. Malcom X had a vision and that was an American Revolution for all of us. August Wilson wanted to show and hopefully help people to understand and realize the sacrifices and the struggles African American’s went through decade by decade.