Analysis Of Martin Luther King 's ' Iron Jawed Angels ' Essay

778 Words Feb 19th, 2016 4 Pages
How is justice solved? During the 1950s and 1960s, there was a political movement for equality; this movement was known as the Civil Rights Movement. This movement gave many people freedom. A famous well known speaker, Martin Luther King, gave people hopes and dreams. He spoke proudly for what he believed and fought for people’s rights. King made sure he gave a clear and understanding of values. His speeches were powerful and meaningful it grabbed people’s attention. He became a leader of voice. Martin Luther King led an end to oppression of the minority through a nonviolent protest. In an article by King, “Three Types of Resistance to Oppression,” explains about the three different types of oppression used to protest, also in the film, Iron Jawed Angels has good examples of oppression towards women rights. “The oppressed resign themselves to their doom,” is the first type of oppression that King mentions which is known as acquiescence. To put it in easier terms basically accepting the consequences. An example of acquiescence is in the film, Iron Jawed Angels, Ida Wells-Barnett, a colored lady who was participating in the National Women’s Party (NWP) parade ask Alice Paul who is one of the suffragists, why her people were being sent to the back of the parade, if they are all fighting for women’s rights. Alice justified to Ida that they could not mix colored with white women because did not want women to withdraw from their support in the NWP. In that situation what Ida…

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