12 terms

Civil Rights #2 vocab

vocabulary from speeches MLK and Malcolm X
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brutality
Ruthless, cruel, and unrelenting acts
oppression
the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"
liberty
freedom of choice, the right to liberty is considerd an unalterable aspect of the human condition. The right to liberty includes personal freedom:
Negro spirituals
Religious narratives and songs by blacks often times showing praise
armed rebellion
rising up and fighting using weapons
militant
Ready to fight, especially for a cause
nationalist (black)
devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others
burden
Something that is carried, especially a heavy load (can be literal or figurative)
maneuvered
a movement or series of moves requiring skill and care
nonviolent protest
a peaceful way of protesting against restrictive racial policies
Harlem
An area in New York City where black pride was strong, and leaders like Langston Hughes were born; also an area where art and music flourished in the 1920's
self-reliance
Citizens must provide the basic necessities of life for themselves and their families. Free citizens- do not depend on others for basic needs, strong citizenry enjoys true liberty, govt would have to be huge if citizens had to rely on them