Civil Rights: The Role of Black Churches
The audience will understand the role that black churches played in the ongoing Civil Rights Movement.
In this speech, I will show that black churches -- through methods of advocacy, spiritual leadership and active participation -- play a significant role in the ongoing Civil Rights Movement that began in the mid-20th century and clearly continues on into today's times.
Everyone knows of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the important role he played in the Civil Rights Movement. But how many people know about or realized that King was one of many black pastors to bring black churches into the Movement, providing leadership, spiritual nourishment, and advocacy to African-Americans struggling for equality? Or that black churches continue today to be part of that ongoing struggle? Just as black churches are making an impact in cities around the country where communities are torn by racial tension and violence, so too did black churches rally to the cause in the middle of the 20th century to face and address the same issues (Dagan, 2015). It is important to understand the vital role that black churches play in the Civil Rights Movement that...
Both men came from religious backgrounds -- MLK from the Christian community and Malcolm X from the Muslim community. Both were forceful and eloquent speakers who believed passionately in what they were doing. Both, unfortunately, came to violent ends -- killed by assassins who disagreed with their aims. Their respective churches and communities lamented -- but they did not give up the fight. From Florida to New York to California, their efforts are felt. Henry (2013) of Broward County's Westside Gazette writes that "churches in African-American communities continue to play a role in changing our society. The churches are actively seeking to improve the urban communities and provide safe havens for Black children. They take on the issues of gang violence in the same way they ended slavery, with constant hope and amazing faith." Faith and conviction are the backbone of this struggle. In a violent world that hates to hear the Word of God preached, black churches refuse to back down. On the contrary, as Henry (2013) notes, they are doubling down -- insisting on the same formula that took them so far in the Civil Rights Era and…
It will use historical evidence to examine the role of the church is a spiritual entity. It will examine the role of the church as a political entity throughout changing political landscapes. It will explore the role of the church as a social service provider with regards to the importance of this role in helping black people to redeem themselves in light of historical cultural atrocities that they have
African-Americans Activism -- Gaining Civil Rights and Pride "We the understated are students at the Negro college in the city of Greensboro. Time and time again we have gone into Woolworth stories of Greensboro. We have bought thousands of items at hundreds of the counters in your stories. Our money was accepted without rancor or discrimination and with politeness toward us, when at a long counter just three feet away from
During the mid 1960s, "highly public demonstrations" (525) became more popular and gained momentum among the community because popular and significant individuals close to the cause supported them. The power and attention these protest garnered illustrated just how serious African-Americans were in achieving their goals. The protests proved to the people that they could do more than they thought they could. They could accomplish things even though they were
The milestone that the Civil Rights Movement made as concerns the property ownership is encapsulated in the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which is also more commonly referred to as the Fair Housing Act, or as CRA '68. This was as a follow-up or reaffirmation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, discussed above. It is apparent that the Civil Rights Act of 1866 outlawed discrimination in property and housing there
There are some generalizations from the survey that are useful in the sense that they offer solid social reasons why pastors should be in touch with today's unmarried parents, in order to provide services for them outside their attendance for Sunday sermons: one, unmarried parents are "twice as likely to live below the poverty line as married parents"; two, unmarried parents are "twice as likely to have dropped out of
It only makes sense that there be some Black bus drivers. MLK: What if they offer some type of compromise? Rosa: No compromises. I'm not just risking a fine and going through a legal battle. We've got to be realistic here. If this isn't successful, you and I and everyone else involved is going to be hounded for the rest of our lives. We're putting ourselves and our families at risk