Malcolm X was a civil right activist in the 1960. Malcolm X’s public speech, “The Ballot or the Bullet,” was a famous speech that motivated black communities to push for their civil right. Malcolm X was a radical and an advocate of violence. The purpose of Malcolm X speech was to convince his audience and the black community to come together as one and fight for their civil rights in America. He also convinces his audience to be more aware of how the government is treating them.
Through his involvement, he played a critical role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of that nation. On August 28, 1963, King gave an emotional and political speech for freedom “I Have a Dream...” He used symbolism, metaphorical imagery, repetition, emotive and controlled language and other powerful techniques to create an impact on the audience. King’s speech begins with a very strong use of language that creates a logical and emotional appeal on his audience. His logical appeal is created when stating that the Emancipation Proclamation gave “hope to millions of Negro slaves who had seared in the flames of withering injustice.” Throughout his opening sentences he creates an emotional appeal by his emotive language; he describes that it has been one hundred years after the Emancipation Proclamation but still “the life of the Negro is still badly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.” King uses symbolism and metaphorical references to convince his audience that there must be equality for all races. A clear example of this is shown when King is comparing the “sacred obligation” that has been given to the Negros as a “bad check, a check which has come back marked i... ... middle of paper ... ...the most significant moment in this speech occurs towards the conclusion.
Militant groups and leaders such as the Black Panther Party and Malcolm X started riots and “rebellions” that not only showed that they were very serious about gett... ... middle of paper ... ...journey on the road to integration when they first stepped foot on the American continent, but now had earned their right to be treated equally with their white brethren. From sit-ins to riots and rebellions, the African American race displayed their rights of freedom of speech and gained the new right of being treated as equal as the others around them. Works Cited Foner, Eric , and John A. Garraty, eds. "Civil Rights Movement." Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1991.
He discussed the issues of racial discrimination, segregation, and political and economic justice by means of public speeches that spanned throughout America. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man willing to challenge the status quo by disassociating himself from the unified beliefs of his generation. Through his rhetoric use of language, he was able to expose blacks to the true meaning behind the degrading behaviors that they’ve endured for many years. African Americans have been the target of racial discrimination whether it was in the form of segregation, political or economical injustice. It was primarily in the 1960s when King campaigned most extensively.
Black Americans who are audiences of the speech of Malcolm X will relate what he said to their own life. His point is change the view of Black Americans that they should be treated equally to White Americans. We are born in the same way and we can’t choose our identities so why we are treated differently just because our identities? In either case, rhetorical devices are used successfully in these texts. They build a strong argument about the right of Black American which motivates the movement of Black Americans to fight for their voting right and Civil rights.
The words of ‘I am Black and I am proud’ was an anthem that filled the 1960s. A time period which saw the militancy of Malcolm X, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and a student movement that would push forward an agenda of black culture empowerment that would change America. This movement arose from civil activism of the 1950s with leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X and then Stokely Carmichael. The Black Power Movement arose from males who had grown weary of mistreatment and of the broken promises of the equality within American. This movement also arose from the males whose views would change after the Civil Rights Movement.
This paper will discuss the Black struggle for civil rights in America by examining the civil rights movement's history and reflecting on Blacks' status in contemporary society, will draw upon various related sources to substantiate its argument. The history of Black social change following the Emancipation Proclamation will be provided to show the evolution of the civil rights struggle. Obstacles that impede the movement's chance of success, such as ignorance in both Whites and Blacks, and covert governmental racism will be discussed. The effectiveness of several elements that compose the movement will reveal their progress, and how this has aided the movement as a whole. The paper will conclude that the struggle for equality has produced significant results, but has not achieved its ultimate goal, which is equality between race.
Ying/Yang: The Pacifist and the Antagonist America: land of the free, unless you were a black American during or before the 1960’s. With such tribulation of a community as that experienced by African Americans, come people with an equally powerful passion for revolution. That passion was the driving force behind two people particularly who led the two of the biggest turning points during the civil rights movement. Both, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with his “I Have a Dream” and Malcolm X with his “The Ballot or the Bullet” speeches, had the same objective in mind, but took different approaches in conveying their messages. Together they create a large enough message for people to focus the appropriate attention to the counterfeit liberty of African Americans and influence reform for civil rights.
There were many different aspects of factors that helped Black people gain Civil Rights. Television was one of these factors but also it was down to other types of technology to help black people get their views across to people. Two of these people are Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, these men are known as two of the most devoted and influential people in black history. The blacks of America craved basic civil rights, as they couldn't have any view for themselves without it. The civil rights movement started in the end of the 1950s and various protests broke the pattern of racially segregated public facilities in the South and achieved the most important breakthrough in equal-rights legislation for blacks in America.
Today, King’s 1963 Speech is viewed as one of the most iconic speeches in history. However, was it a key turning point in African Americans achieving racial equality? Federal endorsement would suggest yes after decades of southern states being able to subvert the Federal law designed to break down segregation. This support built upon the corner stones of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth amendments in the nineteenth century. Therefore looking at the national status of black Americans fro... ... middle of paper ... ... was also the clearest way of drawing the Federal Government to the support for the civil rights campaign and the large force that black Americans represented.