Select two important civil rights organizations and 1 profile their history 2

Select two important civil rights organizations and 1

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auspices of various civil rights organizations. Select two important civil rights organizations and 1) profile their history, 2) their activities, 3) their leaders and 4) successes and failures. 1) Black Panther Party: founded in 1966 by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton Define the term freedom in general, and then draw analogies that clearly explain positive freedom and negative freedom. Give as many examples as you can to demonstrate how these two forms of freedoms are implemented. Freedom, by definition, is the power to determine one’s actions without any restraint. Freedom is the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint. Negative freedom is freedom is freedom that is yours because no law has restricted your exercise of that liberty. Positive freedom is the freedom guaranteed to you by the law. No body is able to take it away from you; it is an absolute entitlement. Negative Freedom : 1) We are able to study whatever we like and become any occupation we desire. There is nothing stopping our choices of achieving the type of education and occupation we desire. 2) There is no law saying that one has to celebrate his or her birthday every year, the reason why one celebrates it is because
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there is no law saying one cannot exercise it. Positive Freedom : 1) The right to private property 2) Freedom of speech 3) freedom of religion. 3) participating in government – we have the right to vote. According to Manning Marable --- there were two periods of positive (progressive) political reconstruction: the first after the civil war and the second almost 100 years later. Compare and contrast the two reconstruction periods. Why did each fail? The First and Second Reconstructions held out the great promise of rectifying racial injustices in America. The First Reconstruction, emerging out of the chaos of the Civil War had as its goals equality for Blacks in voting, politics, and use of public facilities. The Second Reconstruction emerging out of the booming economy of the 1950's, had as its goals, integration, the end of Jim Crow and the more amorphous goal of making America a biracial democracy. Unfortunately, failure to incorporate economic, political social justice for Blacks in both movements led to the failure of the First and Second Reconstruction. In the first reconstruction, both the radical republicans attempted to eliminate slavery from growing with the passage of the 13 th amendment, however, the
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