On the other hand, Du Bois’s weakness was that his approach came off as aggressive. He felt that blacks should not wait to be told their rights and that it’s something they deserve. He believed that blacks do not have to show that they are/can be useful in the society. In conclusion, although both men did not work through the same system of approach, they involvement and commitment had a great impact on freedom of blacks. Booker T Washington started with short term reward, which was African Americans fighting their way up whereas Du Bois was more focused on the long term reward which is encouraging education.
Unfortunately for the freed blacks in the South, these laws didn’t hold any authority over the determined Southerners. Andrew Johnson, a white Southerner who took over the role of Presi... ... middle of paper ... ...e of America were united and that unity brought them strength and courage . One of the major parts of Reconstruction was creating equal rights for the freed black people. In a way this could be called the “first civil rights movement,” because Congress’s goals were similar to some of the goals during the Civil Rights Movement. Unfortunately, Reconstruction failed to achieve its goal of equal rights for African Americans.
Jim Crow Laws were an extreme obstacle in the integration of African Americans. Hate Groups were another attempt to restrain blacks from integrating into society. Although the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments were designed to provide freedom for the slaves, they were still denied their freedom by specific obstacles. Although the Thirteenth Amendment outlawed slavery, whites kept their supremacy by finding legal ways to control blacks. Many white Southerners were not in favor of the 13th Amendment so many Southern states enforced Black Codes, which basically returned blacks to slavery without calling it slavery.
By the government establishing separate facilities for blacks and whites, it showed its own discrimination towards African Americans. Even though facilities were supposed to be equal, the mere fact that they were separate and not integrated supported the idea that the two groups were not equal. After the Civil war, it could not be expected for blacks to immediately integrate with whites; however, different measures should have been taken by the government to ensure the proper and equal treatment of everyone.
307). A person would have to... ... middle of paper ... ...teenth Amendment was added to the Constitution to give African Americans the right to vote. It said that voting would not be restricted in any way due to race. States in the south however, were not very pleased with the passing of this amendment so they found ways to get around it. There were countless laws and regulations the states created in order to keep blacks from voting but the most effective were grandfather clauses, poll taxes, and white-only primaries.
Du Bois had a different view on this issue if compared to Washington because of their different early lifestyles. Unlike Washington, Du Bois was born free in the North and he did not receive any harsh experienced as a slave himself and was also grew up in a predominantly white area. In his writings, it is obvious that he thought that the most important thing that the black should gain was to have the equality with whites. Regarding the issue of the voting rights, Du Bois strongly believed that it is important for black people to agitate to get the right to vote. He also believed that the disfranchisement of poor men could mean the catastrophe of South’s democracy (Painter 157).
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.
Logically, one would assume that means the former slaves were being treated equally with the rest of the country, due to their citizenship. However, King repeatedly declares that black people have not been given the full rights of a United States citizen, even though it was the logical course of action following the “Emancipation Proclamation” and the laws it represented. King wielded the power of Rhetoric in a way very few people could even hope to immolate, let alone create such an affect in American history. Even the people that disagreed with King could not help but be moved to change their ways because of the logical proof behind his words. Utilizing ethos, pathos, and logos, King directly caused the success of the Civil Rights movement and defined the future of the United States in 17 short minutes.
Even though we may not have heard about Medgar Evers his commitment of racial equality spread throughout the nation and influenced other activists to partake in the civil rights movement. The injustice of African Americans had become a routine of cruelty in Mississippi and Medgar Evers sought a way to educate blacks to overcome the discrimination. Now today minorities are able to vote without any restrictions because of the courageous efforts of Medgar Evers and many others who made commitments and sacrificed their lives to ensure a better America for future generations.
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.