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Manchild In The Promised Land: A New Perspective Into The Post World War Ii Era

902 words - 4 pages

The novel, Manchild In the Promised Land, by Claude Brown, fictionalizes his

life during the Civil Rights Movement. This novel explores the themes of racism,

poverty and the movement for blacks to gain respect as a demographic. While many of us

know the ins and outs of the ideals of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and The Black

Panthers. We’re unfamiliar with the life of the average people who wanted to fight to

gain respect but the process of just trying to stay alive hindered them from doing so.

Brown gives and insightful look into the less known world of what it was really like for

the average person growing up during the Civil Rights Movement.

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Lastly, our documents about the Black Panther Party show that they believed in

ideals most similar to those of Malcolm X. The Black Panthers instated their Ten Point

Program that pointed out their demands in detail. The Black Panther Party wanted

freedom, respect and what seemed to be some type of compensation for the suffering they

endured. They wanted free health care, land, full employment and a host of other things.

Their beliefs were most similar to those of Malcolm X because they, too, wanted to be

placed on a pedestal.

In the novel, Sonny eventually returns home to Harlem as a young adult and in

the reading of this section we learned why he escaped. As mentioned his younger brother

fell victim to a life of crime and also his family members and friends fell victim to drug

addiction and overdose. All this is happening whilst the Civil Rights Movement is

blooming. Thus, in effort to save himself he had to remove himself from the situation.

But it is apparent that he wasn’t trying to be a part of the movement to gain respect as a

race because he was too enthralled in trying to survive in his youth. This living situation

was true for all too many black families growing up in this time.

As a character Sonny shows us that first of all, way to many people are struggling

to survive and that the support from the black community was not accessible because of

they were all blind sighted by the difficulties they needed to deal with in order to survive.

Second off all, as an older man he...

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