The youth of the 60’s decided that if they were equal enough to fight for the freedom of all Americans on foreign soil, then they wanted to enjoy the same lifestyle as the privileged whites in their own country. Under the guidance of Dr. Martin Luther King, a black minister from Alabama, the black Americans organized what is now referred to as the Civil Rights movement; a peaceful protest against the unfair treatment of all minorities. The movement was quickly spread nationwide and put pressure on President John F. Kennedy to introduce desegregation to the legislation. Protests around the country had turned extremely violent despite King’s attempts at peaceful protests. Blacks were being beaten and murdered while white authorities stood back and watched.
But he encountered more criticism and public challenges from young black-power leaders. King's patient, non-violent approach and appeal to white middle-class citizens alienated many black militants who considered his methods too weak and too late. In the eyes of other blacks, this method seem too weak and
Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Right Acts of 1965 guaranteeing basic civil rights for all Americans, regardless of race, after a decade of non-violent protests and marches. Throughout the novel, there were many different means of non-violent protests. The black community were taking a different approach to the racism unlike the white people who were very violent and abusive. The black people wanted to be free from the segregation and would do anything to escape it, if they had of fought back matters may have been made worse and their lives would have been made even more unbearable. One of the forms of non-violent protests was Boycotts.
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However, state government was also a major obstacle in achieving the vote for African Americans. This is because many states were unwilling to grant blacks the vote and so various means were used to prevent this from happening. For example South Carolina refused to prosecute members of the KKK, allowing the anti-civil rights group to terrorize African Americans, stopping them from voting through fear. ‘Black codes’ varied from state to state and were used to prevent blacks from voting or serving on juries. Most states also enforced voting qualifications such a literacy tests and a tax,
James Marcellus Professor West Critical Thinking Argumentative Project Part III When first elected in 2008, Barack Obama made what was a dream for so many African-Americans across the globe, a reality by becoming the first African-American President in the history of the United States. Along with his election, he brought excitement and what so many blacks called “hope” for the world and specifically the black community. But ironically, the first black President in the U.S. is furthering the insurmountable epidemics that the African-American community is plagued with every day. Barack Obama continues to forward and promote the very agendas that incarcerate, sicken, and ultimately kill African-Americans all over this country. Obama supports and contributes to the growth of the homosexual community, which is where HIV and STD’s are most prevalent amongst blacks.
He believed that racial integration should begins with each individual, as a prophet he travelled across the country in conflict with itself, and spoke to all that listened, he spoke to the country about its most dangerous disease-racism. In 1963 Martin Luther King led a march to Washington on the eve of the vote by the National Congress on the new legislation. The march attracted thousands of people who went with him to Washington. On the steps at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th he outlined his dream of his nation and brought to the world’s attention of how unfairly blacks were treated. His most famous speech known as ‘I have a Dream’, is accepted as one of the most effective speech ever
Dr. King was excited when asked to speak at the March on Washington, he stated that this speech would go down in history as being one of the largest protest in American history. King was fighting for equal civil rights movements, giving African American's hope for the future, and segregation among all American. King use many rhetorical analysis in
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When addressing racist audiences during his senate campaign, he gathered up the racism in his own comments, ensuring people that he could never see blacks living equally with whites. Another debatable conflict was Lincoln’s views on race. His opinions were not very different from the majority of the southern men. Yet slavery was wrong he still felt as if there was a physical difference between the white and black races that will prevent the two races from living together on socially and equal in society. His solution to this everlasting problem was to ship blacks off to any other country other than the United