Essay about A Movement Towards Change By Harriet Beecher Stowe

1233 Words Mar 29th, 2015 5 Pages
A Movement Towards Change African Americans were treated unfairly due to lack of moral and ethnocentricity by the whites. Maya Angelou an African American author/poet wrote the Caged Bird which symbolize this time period. Malcolm X, a radical activist gave blacks hope and a vision for change. Harriet Beecher Stowe shed light on the iniquity of the south giving America a different view of the African Americans. The 1960s were a time of misjudgment; Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, depicted the wrongdoings of prejudice. In order to understand the significance of the works one must first understand the significance of the time period. Blacks during this time were unable to express their opinions let alone defend themselves. . “Jim crow laws were passed by the southern states that created a racial caste system in the American South”, (1960’s Civil Rights Movement). These laws prevented blacks from using their rights by segregation, blacks were forced to use public facilities, schools, and hospitals separated from whites. These facilities were not always in great conditions, and were also not provide with the same resources that the white facilities were provided with. A vision for change pushed King, to lead and support blacks in gaining full human rights. “The emerging leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous “I have a dream speech”, (1960’s Civil Rights Movement). King was a non-violent activist who gave the…

Related Documents