The Influence of African-American Leaders on Society
This paper shows the influence of famous African-American leaders on society.
# 75056 | 2,385 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Nov 23, 2006 in African-American Studies (1870-1950) , African-American Studies (1950-Present) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , History (General) , Political Science (General)
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This paper discusses the lives of several critical African-American leaders in history. These leaders have not only revolutionized their own professions, but have rendered it much easier for future black leaders to forge paths in their own fields of interest and specialties. The paper examines not only the historically lauded black leaders, but those who have shaped culture as well, in the march towards equality and justice for all Americans. The African-American leaders that are discussed in this paper are Duke Ellington (music), Lola Faturoti (fashion), Martin Luther King Junior(politics), Jay-Z (business) and Thomas W. Burton (medicine). The paper shows how these leaders in society have influenced all aspects of culture in America and have forged a path of success for all future African-American and other minority leaders.
From the Paper:"America's history is filled with immensely touted African-American figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X and W.E.B. DuBois who helped mold the freedom and civil rights movements.
"These individuals helped African-Americans emerge from literally centuries of slavery - and although equality is still not at our fingertips, it is undoubtedly a lot closer to a reality than during the 1960s.
"In fact, the cultural change engendered by the civil rights leaders is almost as impressive as the political change won. To think that just 40 years ago it was commonplace to believe that African-Americans were in some way inferior and not deserving of equal rights, the vote or even a seat at the front of the bus today is almost absurd."
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