Who's the greatest black man in history to you?
Topic: Rosa research
May 25, 2019 / By Ashlee Question:
Past or present, friend or foe, it doesent matter. I just want your opinion, and research your picks, for a college project. Thanks guys !
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Zephania | 9 days ago
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, George Washington Carver, Fredrick Douglas, Nelson Mandela, The Tuskegee Airmen.
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Originally Answered: Why do people say that Shakespeare was one of the greatest playwrights in history when.?
Which plays did you read? While I agree with most of the other folks who have answered, I also think that Shakespeare has a few clunkers. After all, he wrote at least 36 plays--some of them are better than others. King John and Henry VI are not his greatest and I think Love's Labour's Lost and Comedy of Errors aren't nearly as good as some of his other comedies.
On the other hand, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo & Juliet are all pretty darn good if you ask me. Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure--they all rock. How many other playwrights before or since have written so many great plays?
Even in the contemporary theatre, many playwrights nowadays have maybe 2 or 3 great plays if they're lucky.
I suspect that like many people when they are first introduced to Shakespeare, they find the language an almost insurmountable hurdle. My suggestion is to go and see a few Shakespeare plays and then you're opinion might change. See one of his plays that is a little easier to digest: Twelfth Night or Macbeth and then you might become a fan.
Huey P. Newton, Malcolm X, Mumia Abu Jamal, Noble Drew Ali, Assata Shakur, Angela Davis, Frederick Douglass, Dr. Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Prince Hall, Maxine Waters.
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Personally, I look for greatness first, skin color . . . well, not second . . . much much much later . . . well, actually, does skin color matter?
In the modern era, "black" is generally a symbol for an oppressed people when speaking in social terms. So I would personally reword your question as: who is the greatest man to stick up for an oppressed people? (But I'll stick to "skin color" for the sake of your assignment)
Jesus (skin of bronze and hair like wool!)
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Ida B. Wells (not a "man" but just as good!)
Harriet Tubman (". . .")
. . . if I had to pick one of these guys, I would go with DuBois, because of his public role, intellectual capacity, and transnational presence.
Naw, I changed my mind. It's Langston Hughes. He, unlike DuBois, was a poet unafraid to be black.
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Martin Luther King
I also love Barack Obama - though there wasn't really competition in the last poll!
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