Recently you have received a letter from Martin Luther King Jr. entitled “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” In Dr. King’s letter he illustrates the motives and reasoning for the extremist action of the Civil Rights movement throughout the 1960’s. In the course of Dr. King’s letter to you, he uses rhetorical questioning and logistical reasoning, imagery and metaphors, and many other rhetorical devices to broaden your perspectives. I am writing this analysis in hopes you might reconsider the current stance you have taken up regarding the issues at hand.
“There must be the position of superior and inferior” was a statement by Lincoln which formed the basis of discrimination towards black Americans as it highlighted the attitudes of white Americans. Although civil rights for black people eventually improved through the years both socially and politically, it was difficult to change the white American view that black people are inferior to white people as the view was always enforce by the favour of having “the superior position assigned to the white race”.
Finally, The civil rights movement was definitely significant to our growing as a nation. Americans that experienced any kind of discrimination are protected for the laws. Minorities have equal rights and although there still is racism today it is a lot less than there was back then. Thanks to Mendez, Hernandez and all the people who created groups against discrimination the American society today is a fair and equal one that is just to all. In addition, the Civil Rights Act made racial discrimination illegal in hotels, motels restaurants, schools, and public accommodations. Also created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution form what is known as the Bill of Rights. In essence it is a summary of the basic rights held by all U.S. citizens. However, Negro citizens during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950-70’s felt this document and its mandate that guaranteed the civil rights and civil liberties of all people; were interpreted differently for people of color. The freedoms outlined in the Constitution were not enforced the same by the government of the United States for the black race as it did for the white race.
The Civil Right Movement gave equality to black people. This changed the way they were treated specially in the south. Many people have heard about this movement, but there is only a few amount of people that actually know what it really is. The civil Rights Movement was a struggle to achieve equal opportunity in employment, housing, education, public, facilities, and even having the right to vote (Civil Rights Movement) This equal opportunity was specially for African Americans. “The Civil Rights Movement is important for the rapid advancement of blacks that gained during a relatively short period of time, but also significant are the lasting changes it affected in American political processes, legal theories and government policies.” (Winter, 12) The Civil Rights Movement of 1950’s and 1960’s has been one of the most critical periods in the U.S. by intensive protest. (The Civil Rights Movement)
The Civil Rights Movement of the 50's and 60's was arguably one of the most formative and influential periods in American history. Hundreds of thousands of civil rights activists utilized non violent resistance and civil disobedience to revolt against racial segregation and discrimination. The Civil Rights Movement began in the southern states but quickly rose to national prominence. It is of popular belief that the civil rights movement was organized by small groups of people, with notable leaders like—Martin Luther King, Jr, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and even John F. Kennedy—driving the ship. That is partly correct. The Civil Rights Movement, in its truest form, was hundreds of thousands of people organizing events and protests, working together to ensure that every American—whether black, white, brown and anything in between—had the right to a prosperous and harmonious life.
Although the United States has gone through a lot of phases that have made drastic changes in how we live today, such as the 1920’s, the Great Depression, and WWII, the Civil Rights movement is ultimately the most significant era as traces of that turbulent phase still remains till this day.
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The civil rights movement in the 1960’s led to a heated debate on how the issues of racial relations should be dealt with and what would be the proper actions to take next based on American values. The struggle for African-Americans to be treated equally as American citizens began long before the 1960’s, but this was the time when we saw the youth become increasingly fed up with being treated as second class citizens and could no longer accept the slow process of much needed change. As a result, more radical leaders began to emerge such as Malcolm X as well as a number of other leaders who would prove to be completely resistant to the civil right movements such as Governor George Wallace. Malcolm X was a revolutionary leader in the civil rights movement and on April 3, 1964 he made his powerful “The Ballot or the Bullet” speech. In this speech he
During the winter of 1928, in Montgomery, Alabama, a black girl who was only fifteen-year-old got on a city bus so she could go visit her sick grandmother. She was supposed to go to the “colored only” section, there were no seats so she went to seat up front, but just as the girl sat down, a white man boarded the bus and the bus driver yelled “I said move”. “This bus ain’t goin’ anywhere until you get on back there with your kind”.
The Civil Rights Movement refers to the political, social, and economical struggle of African Americans to gain full citizenship and racial equality. Although African Americans began to fight for equal rights as early as during the days of slavery, the quest for equality continues today. Historians generally agree that Civil Rights Movement began with the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 and ended with the passing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
Lawson, Steven F., and Charles M. Payne. Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006. 140. Print.
On April 3rd, 1964, during the Civil Rights Movement a Muslim minister gave a rousing and powerful speech in methodist church in Cleveland, Ohio this foreigner and passionate speaker was none other than the infamous Malcolm X. His speech at this occasion was titled “The Ballot or the Bullet,” often considered one of the great successful oratories of the civil rights movement due to his extensive use of ethos, passionate execution of pathos, and liberal application of logos.