He still wanted to end the racial segregation, but he never wanted coexistent afterwards. His philosophy was that the western culture was racist and the Negros needed to form Black Nationalism. In his ideal nation, the Negros would unite and develop self-dependence away from the white because in the global scale, they were a majority, not ... ... middle of paper ... ... achievements. Obama may have not created any drastic changes yet, but he has captured the attention of the world and we are all waiting to see what he will bring out. Throughout history, some individuals have stepped up against the wrongs of society and brought about change through distinctive methods.
That's why he addressed his master for all the wrong things done to him. Slaves are looked as not human. Douglass completes his journey from slave to man when he creates his own identity. He speaks out, fighting as an abolitionist and finally becoming an author. Douglass tells his story not simply as a search for fr... ... middle of paper ... ...e torture and pain of slavery, he had an excellent reason to fight for the abolitionist movement.
Then he tried to deal with the fact that poor illiterate whites thought themselves to be superior towards him (DuBois 416). From there he met former slaves and heard stories and the "Black" experiences. WEB DuBois was a great fighter for the people, a true scientist, thinker and humanist. He held aloft a bright torch of poetic inspiration that lightens the way and illuminates the path of all who struggle for freedom. The questions that DuBois posed and dealt with along the way of a long and arduous life of unceasing service and dedication to the cause of the freedom of colored people are still challenging responses today.
Yet, they were two fairly different men of their time. Douglass was more of a radical abolitionist, which meant he wanted slavery to end immediately. Lincoln, on the other hand felt that slavery should gradually end, not right away, but take at least 100 years worth of time. Their differences made Douglass’s view towards Lincoln not so appreciative and there wasn’t much respect in the friendship. So what really triggered Frederick Douglass to say his famous quote about Lincoln, despite the hatred he partially had towards him before the Civil War?
The Liberator, by William Garrison, and Frederick douglass, a black slave, during the 19th century were things that had provoked the minds of America to become aware of the need to abolish slavery. Frederick Douglass had been known for his leadership in the abolishment of slavery; and The Liberator, a weekly newspaper founded by William Garrison, was known for sending this message about promoting the freedom of the enslaved blacks of America. Having subscribed to this newspaper, it gave him reasons to do the things that he was known for (Russell). It impacted him by making him become more aware of the terrible acts of slavery; it made him have the urge to contribute by helping other’s who were blinded by propaganda to understand the immorality of slavery; and, one of the most important reasons of all of all, it caused him to become one of the most commonly known activists of slavery’s abolition. One of the reasons why The Liberator impacted Douglass was because of his need for backup in his fight for the freesom of black slaves, and due to the inspiration that sparked when he had listened to Garrisons speech on 1841, at the Bristol Anti-Slavery Society's annual meeting ("Frederick Douglas 1818-1895.").
Although other factors, such as religion and regional economic interest, contributed to the civil divisions, there was also the issue of the existence and continence of slavery in the southern states (Gritter). Prior to Lincoln’s election, there had been attempts at compromises in order to quail the tensions in the Union. For example, Generally speaking, a President’s hopes and agenda for one’s country is often outlined in the inaugural address of the President. This can also be said for the First Inaugural Address of President Lincoln in 1861. In it, Lincoln acknowledges the division in the country over the issue of slavery by saying that there are states th... ... middle of paper ... ...avery was not on his agenda.
In order for them to achieve this, the white southerners came up with the Jim Crow laws to prevent the African Americans from achieving their god given right of being free and equal. This did not end the African hope of becoming equal. After many years of mistreatment, African Americans knew that change in society was necessary. The members of the black population have been enslaved, beaten, abused, neglected and just taken advantage of, since the end of the civil war, even into present times, African Americans have struggled for equality and rights that white Americans often take for granted. Arguably, no post-war struggle was larger or more significant than the movement to eliminate the Jim Crow laws from existence in the South.
The northern states on the other hand recognized the inhumane nature of slavery and campaigned to establish equality for all citizens. In order to establish solid reasoning for their stance, both pro-slave and anti-slave groups turned to theological inspiration for their actions. The Bible inspired both pro-slavery advocates and anti-slavery abolitionists alike. Religion was used in order to justify slavery and also to condemn it. “The right to have a slave implies the right in some one to make a slave; that right must be equal and mutual, and this would resolve society into a state of perpetual war.” Senator William Steward, an anti-slavery supporter, issued this claim in his “There is a Higher Law than the Constitution” speech.
It was America mid 1850’s and slavery was a sensitive topic between the north and the south. It seemed slaves had no hope of ever changing America’s ways until a white man by the name of John Brown decided to stand up and fight for the abolishment of slavery, which has been said to be one of the major events leading up to the American Civil War. Browns actions were defended by himself claiming they were “consisting of God’s commandments” (Finkelman 2011). I will explain Brown’s deontological ethical perspective while preforming the actions for the abolishment of slavery. John Brown grew up in a highly religious family with strong beliefs of antislavery, as well as growing up in the free state of Connecticut.
One particular event caused Robinson to stand up for his rights, almost to the point of being court-martialed from the Ar... ... middle of paper ... ...anged those around him and changed the way people lived their lives. Robinson was someone who worked for a cause not only for himself, but also for his fellow Negroes, and his country. His work for civil rights not only came when he had to provoke a change for his advancement, but even after he had advanced, he did not forget his fellow Negroes. His acts in the 1950's, 1960's and shortly in the 1970's has helped and influenced America to end segregation and racism in the world. Bibliography: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/jrhtml/jrabout.html Ducket, Alfred.