50 years ago a very prestigious civil rights activist stood before a segregated separate but equal group of thousands of American citizens. On August 28, 1963 the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a motivational speaker, and experienced preacher delivered what he stated would “go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” During this century segregation, discrimination and separation of color had become one of the main factors of this time period. Dr. King had become one of the most influential leaders of the civil rights movement. His prominent speech “I Have A Dream” was given to motivate the citizens of this nation to take action and rise above the turmoil, and the unequal treatment of African Americans.
took the reins of the Civil Rights Movement and made some of the most stirring and motivational speeches and sermons that our nation has ever witnessed. He envisioned a society free from the constraints of racism, a society that was color-blind (Dyson2000). King and the Civil Rights Movement often drew international attention, challenging our social ideals. People of all social and economic classes, races and ages came together to listen and support the cause of racial equality and ending racial discrimination. Martin Luther King Jr. helped shape the society we live today and continues to have an influence on civil rights reforms today.
The lack of words on the cartoon gives the audience a chance to elaborately analyze each leader and their work ethic as well as efforts. Martin Luther King Jr. is recognized for his brave yet evident contribution to better the country for African Americans sake as well as the people in general. The many achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. will never go unnoticed. President Barack Obama is highly favored amongst the black community for being the first African American male granted the opportunity, by a mostly white country, to make a change and push us even closer towards being equal all the way across the board. It has been said that he is admired by the white community as well for his constant struggle with trying to fix the mistakes of those that were in office before him while pleasing Americans and making things more beneficial for them (Caucasians) simultaneously.
He had hoped that he could gather a momentum that would extend the support of black churches because black churches played a central role in the Civil Rights Movement. Meanwhile, SNCC brought together like-minded students. Ella Baker, also a director of SCLC, started this organization along with student activists after the highly publicized and successful Greensboro sit-in in 1961. The SNCC gathered many whites and blacks and traveled North to South to protest in support of the civil rights cause. The SNCC ideas of a very successful strategy and tactic were to organize sit-ins, boycotts, and other protests across the country to end segregation in public places such as restaurants, public transportation, and schools (Janken).
King led movements that reached many and was heard around the world. His actions were meant to eliminate hate and segregation, pass voting rights for African Americans, and unite a Nation with equality for everyone. Dr. King’s accomplishments are taught to people of all races worldwide. His fights against the Vietnam War lead to the “Poor Peoples Campaign” that was a multiracial coalition who were working for economic change. Conclusion William “Bill” Gates and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were both young scholars who took risks and faced challenges to improve the way of life for everyone.
Martin Luther King Jr effectively uses rhetorical devices to get his point across. The “I Have a Dream” speech was so heartfelt and touching that its message would be heard for many years after its delivery. The raw emotion and determination of a people that can be felt in its words would be powerful enough to inspire others that even through the suffering and the hardships this truly was a cause to never give up on. Dr. King influenced an entire generation to begin the destruction of racial injustice in the United States and it is because of his efforts and the efforts of those like him that the African American nation received their
Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X were two very powerful advocates for civil rights in the south. These two men fought for equal rights for African Americans. Both were two influential leaders who changed this nation tremendously by expressing their beliefs to the masses. Even though they both had similar messages concerning their beliefs, they took different routes in getting what they believed in. Martin Luther king Jr was one of the most influential people in the civil rights movement.
Gina Gallagher 9th Grade Ms. Lu H. Frank Carey In the 50’s and 60’s in The United States, African Americans began fighting for the rights they deserved. This fight for rights became known as the Civil Rights Movement. An important leader for African Americans at this time was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. greatly impacted civil rights in the United States. His powerful words led to decreased racial segregation, rights for all African Americans and helped create the culturally diverse society we have today. Martin Luther King Jr. used powerful words, instead of violence in order to obtain rights for African Americans.
Malcolm X preached Black supremacy and Black Nationalism. Propaganda was used all throughout Malcolm X’s fight for Civil Rights during the 1950’s and 1960’s, Propaganda in the form of utilising speeches and having the ability to persuade people through these speeches, With this great ability he was able to gain mass following and become very popular and power full within the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X was a member of the NOI until 1962, when, allegedly, following a fallout with Muslim leader Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X formed his own organization, the black nationalist Organization for Afro-American Unity. He said he had formed the new organization because there were many African American people who were not religiously inclined to accept the Muslim faith, but were interested in active participation in the political, economic and social program of the black nationalists. (BLACK NATIONALISM An all-Negro Nation is one of the principal goals by Gary Allen, 1967)With preaching to his followers of a new way of life by living without the White Americans temptations, these temptations were put in place to get the African Americans to become out of order and become divided with this happening the White Americans would be able to sneak their was in a diminish the want for the
The civil rights movement impacted African Americans a great deal. During the 1960’s groups have formed and many leaders have emerged to bring change to the treatment of African Americans. Leaders like Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks a few important names to list during this time period. Martin Luther King Jr’s great challenge was ending segregation