An Analysis of Commemorating Black History Month
During the past, African Americans have suffered injustice and discrimination due to their race. Some of the most prominent figures during our history are Diana Ross, Sojourner Truth, Mary Mcleod Bethune, Alice Walker, Langston Hughes, and Martin Luther King. They have fought against prejudice and opened up doors for others. Some stirred the beginnings of freedom and equal rights for all. They were all very important figures in American History. They are a part of the people who formed this nation to be what it is today.
I specifically chose people like Mary Mcleod Bethune, Alice Walker, And Langston Hughes because of their contribution to our society. Mary Mcleod Bethune Mary McLeod Bethune, born to former slaves a decade after the end of the Civil War, devoted her life to ensuring the right to education and freedom from discrimination for black Americans. Bethune believed that through education, blacks could begin to earn a living in a country that still opposed racial equality. She started her own school and continuously fought segration where she saw it. More than that she served presidents from Coolidge to Roosevelt as a Advisor of Minority Affairs.
She succeeded politically as well as in her own community, she endlessly worked in what she believed in. Alice Walker and Langston Hughes are not only the best african American writers but they are the best writer this nation has produced. They have touched people spiritually and mentally through their writings. And also participated in Civil Rights movements of their time. They were one of the very few Black writer of their time and paved the way for others.
Other eminent African American Figures figures in History are Diana Ross, Martin Luther King and Sojourner Truth. Diana Ross is one of the most successful African Americans and has contributed a great deal. She paved the way for other African Americans and women in the music industry. During his lifetime, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together as equals to address important community issues. Sojourner Truth was a strong leading figure after the civil war contributing to the abolition of slavery and the womens rights.
For the seating chart I sat Martin Luther King next to Alice Walker because they were both involved in the Civil Rights Movement and as a child Walker wold go to hear Kings Speeches.i think Kings reaction would be that he would be happy to hear of Walkers accomplishments as a writer and civil rights member. I sat Mary Mcleod Bethune next t Langston Hughes because they have the same beliefs. Bethune fought for equal education for all and Langston Hughes to that one step further and became one of the best writers.
I think Bethunes reaction would be that of proudness because all her hard work paid off and African Americans can get equal education and Langston Hughes is a example. I sat Diana Ross next to Sojourner Truth because both of these women are from two different walks of life. I think Sojourner Truth would be proud at how for we have come in society today.
Sojourners Reaction to Diana Ross would be happiness because not only was she fighting to stop segration but also fighting for womens rights. And Diana Ross paved the way for African American female vocal artists. If each person had not left their mark on todays society I think people would still be stereotypical of the African American Race. These people helped break boundaries and set new goals.
In conclusion,each of my persons had a significant effect on society. They were all important figures that shaped this country and broke limits and set new standards. In their era of time they fought whatever seemed in justice and prejudice.