Martin Luther King Jr, “The Montgomery
An Affluent Society, 1953-1960
Martin Luther King Jr, “The Montgomery
Bus Boycotts” (1955)
Racisms caused so many problems to
people in the societies during 1950s and1960s which led to discrimination of
people based on color. This led to emergence of revolutions that were meant to
fight and protect their race. This article was written by Martin Jr
representing the group of the black people who were oppressed by the white
people. They were fighting for their rights and seeking justice in a peaceful
manner. They called for a meeting led by Martin Luther King Jr to protest
against their oppression following the arrest of Mrs. Rosa Park for refusing to
surrender her sit to a white rider as per requirement of the local law. The
meeting chaired by Martin Luther did not advocate for any violence but seek
justice and their democratic rights.
article again was written here to show that sometimes people had to fight for
their rights and freedom. That those who are oppressed should at least fight
for their survival by use of the constitution as a tool. However, fighting on these
grounds does not mean that violence should be used but rather peaceful protests
Luther was addressing an audience that was made of black people at Holt Street
Church (Martin, 1963). This is because black people were experiencing
oppression from their white counterparts. This meeting was planned in order to
urge the victims of the oppression who are the black people in protesting and
putting an end to their oppression in Montgomery and other American states.
article on the other end also changed my idea that during the early days of the
birth of the constitution, people lived and abide by the constitution. The idea
has now been changed by this article that the constitution is abused by those
powerful people and that it is not in this era alone that leaders put to office
their own people and discriminate against others but also during those early
eras, the same happened.
conclusion, the constitution is meant to unite people of all types regardless
of the race, color or physical complexion. And that for those who abuse it or
do against the constitution should be dealt with according to the laws of a
James Baldin on Students Radicals (1960)
Being a black person in America was a
very hard fact to deal with especially during the times when racism and color
discrimination was rampant among the Americans. People discriminate each other
especially the blacks were so much oppressed by the white people who felt that
they were better than the blacks. The black people fought for their place and
freedom for so long till they were respected though the there are those
conservatives who uphold there racial behaviors. However, in this era one can
be sued if he or she shows any form of racial discrimination against another
person. James Baldin comes in with his
article to remind us of the hard and painful experience they had to face in
order to create a rather better future for their children than they had. He
distinguishes the two worlds of him as a student in those years and what the
students are having right. He tells us that black student’s life now is better
than what they had.
article is meant to show that the life of the Negroes in America has improved
than it was before. Now black students can graduate in good state universities.
But on the other end also tells that the experience made the black people live
like soldiers ready to defend their rights. And that, no any other day that the
Negroes will bow down for anyone again.
The audience is all Americans but most importantly
the blacks. However, in James’ question whether freedom should be applied to
all Americans or part of a group (James, 1960). Baldin challenges all Americans
whether they want to be free or not. From Baldin’s point of view, he really
urges the entire American to uphold their freedom and everyone has a right for
freedom regardless of the race.
the black people successful in America such as; Obama, Oprah, Ben Carson and so
many other successful blacks in America, I always thought that they climbed a
smooth ladder to their success. However, the article has changed my perspective
that they had to work so hard for their success. In conclusion, the parents
worked hard for the freedom of the Negroes hence their children should also
work hard and never forget what their parents had to go through for them to
have a better life now.