“Thirty years ago, prosecution seemed deemed to take my life from me. They didn’t just take me from my family and friends. They had every intention of prosecuting me for something I didn’t do.” –Anthony Ray Hinton. On October 12, 2016 I attended a speech by Anthony Ray Hinton at the Johnson Fine Arts Center on Northern State University’s Campus in Aberdeen, SD.
Scout (Jean Louise)- Jean Louise (more commonly known as Scout) is introduced to us as a young six year old girl who is innocent, but intrigued in the world. “‘If you shouldn’t be defendin‘ him, then why are you doin’ it?’ ‘For a number of reasons,' said Atticus. ' The main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this county in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again.’
1. “‘But you don’t even know the difference between the way things are and the way they're supposed to be. My God,’ [Bledsoe] gasped, ‘what is the race coming to? Why, boy, you can tell anyone you like- sit down there . . . Sit down, sir, I say!’”
Growing Up in Maycomb Growing up is part of life. Whether you realize it or not with age comes knowledge and with knowledge comes maturity. For Scout losing her innocence is inevitable. From dealing with bad teachers, going to an old lady's house everyday for month, to seeing a man be wrongfully accused of rape, to realizing you’re childhood villain is your guardian angle.
The Future In the year 2216 in the summer in Miami Florida is where our story begins. This story is a fable about a 12 year old boy named Mc. Donovan but his full is Mc. Donovan Julio 's scrooge name and there was a 12 year old girl named Terra but her full name is Terra Dactyl.
Sargent Shriver, the driving force behind the creation and establishment of the Peace Corps, commented on the issue of racism: “The roots of racism lie deep in man 's nature, wounded and bruised by original sin.” This quote touches on the subject of humans succumbing to racism because it is deeply embedded in their original mindset. This same subject is what Reginald McKnight explores in his short story, “The Kind of Light That Shines on Texas”. McKnight eloquently strings together words to reveal the inner workings of racism in the community of Waco, TX, focused around a young African-American boy, Clint. Clint is one of three black students in a class of thirty at his school.
No other person has played a bigger role in segregation than Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15th , 1929 and was assassinated April 4th, 1968. Dr. King wanted to end segregation by organizing peaceful demonstrations and rallies. Dr. king inspired many people around the world because he never gave up on his dream.
Lauren S. 8A What Makes Somebody a Hero? “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee, p. 90). This is an iconic quote said by Atticus Finch, the father or Jem and Scout in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. He spreads the idea that no innocent being should be harmed in any way.
Fresh Meat As I looked down the dimly lit hallway, thoughts in my mind raced, as my heart viciously paced. I would later learn that that particular hallway, leading to the cells, was called the Trail to Hell. Because prison, especially this prison, with these bitch ass guards, is hell. No way around that.
The smell of the onion and carrot soup from today lingers in the air. Bread crumbs litter the floor like sand on a beach. I always stay late in the evening to help clean up. As usual, Henry Watkins takes the longest to let the soup move down his throat to his hungry stomach. He was one of the firsts to start eating dinner here.