La’Sarah Richards Two great leaders of the black community in the 19th century were W.E.B. Dubois and Booker T. Washington. However, they had disagreements on strategies for black social and economic progress. Their opposing philosophies is in much of today's discussions on how to end class and racial injustice in the black community (Atlanta Exposition Address, 2005). Booker T. Washington, the most influential black leader of his time, preached a philosophy on self-help, racial solidarity and accommodation.
Inevitably this discrimination also involved much more than just indifference of colour, blacks experienced poor working conditions violent retaliation and even lynching if the status quo of white supremacy was to be challenged. In search of better conditions, four leading African-Americans offered some solution’s to deal with the situation. Booker T. Washington, du bois, Marcus Garvey and Phillip Randall all contributed to giving the black community a voice in America. There different roles will be compared contrasted and assessed in their part to play in overcoming these challenges. Firstly Booker T. Washington, he was a Black educator who focused on practical education which would lead to black social advancement.
Many people during this time period supported his strategies and saw what he was saying as very influential. He believed in the evolution of black society and the only way to gain equality would be by earning need of work Washington felt that blacks could not be a in a position to improve their standing until their communities reached a level of development that made equality undeniable. He told blacks to concentrate on education and financial progress as well as keeping close community ties. This way, in time, the black community would be full of doctors, lawyers, architects, teachers, businessmen and other professionals. The black community would evolve out of its poverty into something that could not be denied as equals.
W. E. B. Du Bois Lahoma V. Rines For years there has been talk about African American leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jessie Jackson and even Reverend Al Sharpton that are credited for fighting injustice for the African American people. But if the true be told W. E. B. Du Bois is the person that should really get the credit for starting the movement of equality for African Americans. Du bois was an African American man with a strong social position, who did statistics to examine racial discrimination against blacks, and his opposition to the thought that blacks where biologically inferior to whites is the reason why I choose to write about him.
With the “black power” slogan appealing to blacks across the country and symbols for black power were showing themselves more each day (the raised fist above the head) the strength of the movement was growing. Even though whites were afraid of Carmichael, he felt as if people did not understand his views, so he helped write a book explaining them titled Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America. As its chairman, Carmichael continued to help support and organize the group, helping it to grow nationwide, but as the Civil Rights Movement
The achievements of other race leaders, specifically Stokely Carmichael, took more subtle, less tangible forms. Carmichael led the Black Power Movement which captured the zeitgeist and became an outlet and form of expression for the fury felt by the young, Black community. The premise of the BPM encouraged a positive image of Black people, leading to an improvement in Black self-esteem and Carmichael appeared as an embodiment of a community’s raising self-confidence and helped to develop that, as a result, many young black people felt empowered to claim the same rights as white people in a form that had not been possessed by the previous generations who had supported King, this alternative to King’s methods can been seen as hugely significant in the process of change regarding equality as it provided a spirit to Black nationalism, a prominent stigma accompanying it within the slogan ‘Black Power’. Nevertheless, Black Power, Carmichael’s legacy, became demonised by the press, with The New York Times claiming “Nobody knows what the phrase ‘Black Power’ really means”. This contributes to a number of problems
Some people say Martin Luther King also proposed black people rights as well but his major achievement of black people was enlarging black people`s governmental and political participation scale. Also, he emphasized the peace between white people and black, and to understand each other. But I would say rather than convincing white people and convinced black people to endure the pain and understand white people`s behavior.While Malcom X only eager for the freedom and his exclamations were made straight and clear by his intensive usage of words. Malcom X movement was more successful than that of Martin Luther King. Lets make an example, if you are bullied by A and you carry his book, bring snacks for him, and dance if he says dance and crawl if he says crawl and have to pay money for his cigar,.
Debating the MLK Movement Queniya Lassiter Final 4/18/2012 Debating the Martin Luther King Jr. Movement When I think about Martin Luther King Jr I think about all the things he accomplished for African American’s while others were racist against him. He believed in equality no matter where it came from or whom. He wanted all African Americans to be given the same rights as other races even whites. He became famous from his brilliant speeches, words of wisdom and persuasive thoughts that segregated African Americans. Even though times have changed, diverse races are still segregated all over the United States.
community gained an insight on how blacks were forced to live and what they had to face. Theinfluence of the Harlem Renaissance was not limited within the United States only. As AfricanAmericans gained the chance and freedom to travel to other places, such as Europe, Africa, andthe Caribbean, their ideas spread around the globe. For thousands of blacks around the world, theHarlem Renaissance was proof that whites did not hold a monopoly on literature and culture, andthat the white community was not the only group that could hold power. From the struggle of racism and discrimination for political equality and social justice, African Americans created anew identity: “the “New Negro”.
Malcolm X's value to the Civil Rights Movement was positive because he influenced African Americans to take pride in their own culture and to believe in their oability to make their own way in the world. At the young age Malcolm X became a symbol of the black power