His final purpose of the speech was to attain freedom for his fellow African American citizens who were being treated unfairly during that period in the country. He starts his speech by trying to grab the audiences attention that, that day was going to be one of the most important days in the history of America. Both the extrinsic and intrinsic ethos can be seen very powerfully throughout the speech. His extrinsic ethos is very strong as MLK had been a civil rights activist since very in his career and in the essay he points out some facts for example “signing the Emancipation Proclamation”. MLK is seen as a credible figure
As far as Johnsons voting record while in congress on civil rights, he shared similar attitudes with the south towards civil rights for black people. Johnson had a strong desire to become one of the greatest domestic Presidents in the history of the U. S. He believed that the U. S. could not be considered as the Great Society if it denied civil rights to American Negroes. Johnson believed that he owed it to Kennedy’s life to push this act forward. The passive approach to civil rights in the 50’s had now gone and the Northern ghettos were now moving more towards militancy. Johnson realised that society had changed in a short space of time of just a few years; he wanted change before civil unrest forced through.
Malcolm X also rejected the civil rights movement's strategy of nonviolence and instead advocated that black people use any necessary means of self-defense to protect themselves. Malcolm X soon became the most well known national spokesperson for black Muslims. He quit the organization of Nation Of Islam in 1964. He was assassinated in less than an year. Malcolm X has been said to be one of the most influential and successful African Americans in history.
The civil rights movement was an era that black Americans united together to end racial segregation and discrimination in the United States. Because African Americans were often treated differently than whites back then. Therefore, the civil rights movement outbroke, but it did not reached its peak until 1950’s to 1960’s. One of the most famous leader was Martin Luther king Jr. He was the man, who applied with non-violent tactic to led many protests and boycotts.
African Americans wanted their voting rights, desegregation of schools and employment, and adequate housing. In the beginning, the movement was well organized as most African Americans rallied together in their struggle for those rights that were denied to them simply because of the color of their skin. Consequently, the movement began to falter due to differences of opinions and styles on how to best obtain those rights. In the late 1950’s and early1960’s racial tensions where at an all-time high. African American men were fighting in Vietnam alongside of white Americans, yet returning to a nation that was still treating them as second class citizens.
Malcolm X as an Activist During the 1960’s, there was one man who really stood out about expressing the hardships of being an African American. This man was Malcolm X. Ultimately, Malcolm X believed to the fullest extent, that African American’s could not reach their full potential in society because of white racism, and the historical events leading from slavery in the United States. However, due to the events that happened in his childhood, Malcolm X tries to reverse this feeling of victimization throughout his life and tries to become a positive activist for all African Americans. Throughout his life and up until the day he dies, Malcolm X tries to pursue this ultimate goal of seeing white racism in a positive light and making something good come out of the events that happened in his life.
Civil Rights in the 60s Albertis McCray The American Experience Since 1945/145 1/10/2012 Christina Winn Civil Rights in the 60s Prior to World War II, the struggle for blacks’ rights was limited primarily to the major urban areas and the Deep South. Many Americans had no interaction with other races, and to them, this struggle was misunderstood and not really a part of their daily lives. After the War, many returning white soldier’s had a different perspective on race relations. Having served with both black and minority soldiers, and been exposed to foreign countries, white soldiers realized there were more to minorities than the color of their skin. With the invention of television and the coverage of civil rights movement speeches coming into American living rooms from across the country, things started to change.
The final exam will discuss the struggles African Americans encounter for civil rights during the 1950s thru 1980s. The attitude Malcolm X had in the civil rights and the issues that others had with Malcolm X philosophy in achieve equal rights for African Americans. Also, there will be great details in Martin Luther King Jr. and others philosophy in achieving equal rights for African Americans. The overall outcome of the civil rights movement in the 1970’s and 1980’s after the death of the most important Black leaders of this country. To pin point the beginning of the civil rights movement depends on who and what is being discussed.
There are pros and cons to both of these policies, which will be presented through two major Supreme Court cases in the following paragraphs. Affirmative action is essential simply because of America’s past. American citizens have always looked down on minorities and because it has been no more than seventy years since racial desegregation has become imminent, policies like affirmative action aid in the fair treatment of workers in the workplace. Affirmative action has proved effective in Supreme Court cases such as United States v. Paradise (1987). In this Supreme Court case, the Alabama Department of Public Safety had been accused of racial discrimination when hiring new officers.
Always a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, King was, by this time, a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the leading organization of its kind in the nation. King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on Washington in March 1963 and this speech expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society. At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement. Leadership: The effectiveness of King’s leadership is manifestly illustrated through his life and through his message.