The author’s purpose for writing the text in this way was to show how important Ida B. Wells was to African American history. In paragraph 14 all sentences it states “The conductor disappeared. A few minutes later he returned with two baggage clerks. The three men dragged Ida from her seat while the white passengers clapped. Ida refused to go into the smoking car; instead she got off the train at the next station. Although she hired a lawyer and sued the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad for discrimination, she lost her case in 1887.” This states that she stood up for her race and tried to speak out against it. My opinion of this story is that it was a great was to learn about one of the several colored people who took a stand against people
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The story started when a third grade student Linda Brown had to walk a long distance to attend school. Because of the previous Supreme Court decision that was called separate but equal, she was not eligible to attend classes at any of the schools that were reserved for white colored students even if there were some just right where she was living at. Linda’ father was worried about her little daughter that she had to walk daily next to the railroad. He decided to register his daughter at one of the white schools. Unfortunately, his application was denied under the pretext of
During a crowded afternoon bus ride, "I decided I wasn't gonna take it anymore… After the other students got up, there were three empty seats in my row, but that white woman still wouldn't sit down-not even across the aisle from me…blacks had to be behind whites… 'Why are you still sittin' there?'"(Hoose 32). Initiating the Civil Rights Movement, Claudette Colvin refused to stand for a white lady when there was an empty row next to her. Claudette's bravery sparked a fire within the black community, & they attempted to keep her name in the papers. Through the short bout of fame, “The news that a schoolgirl had been arrested for refusing to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger flashed through Montgomery’s black community and traveled far beyond,”(Hoose 39).
Thomas Jefferson announced “Our citizens may be deceived for a while, and have been deceived; but as long as the presses can be protected, we may trust to them for light”. As one of his famous quotes. Jefferson’s quote is stating that anti republicans didn’t have to risk themselves for any change of government. He is trying to say to reduce department to economy. Ida B. Wells an african-american muckraker journalist who wrote about lynching trying to make a point to stop it.
a lot of black people started leaving because they didn’t like the racism that happen . she brought justice to people . i know this because the text says “ Personal tragedy inspired Ida B. Wells to work heroically to bring about justice for her people “ ( Shannon Moreau , 1999 ) Jackie Robinson , Harriet Tubman , and Ida B. Wells all acted
Did you know that in 1882 to 1968, there were almost 4,000 people lynched that were black and about 1,000 lynched that were white? In the twentieth century a muckraker, by the name of Ida B. Wells, reported on similar Lynch cases. Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist in the twentieth century, also called a muckraker, who wrote articles about lynching and led an anti-lynching movement. She changed America socially, morally, and economically through her investigative reporting. Ida B. Wells changed America socially because her speaking out inspired African-Americans to raise their voices and to create new protests due to the strong influence she had on them.
In 1884, Ida brought a first-class train ticket from Memphis to Nashville. However, she wasn’t able to ride in first class because crewmembers forcibly removed her from the train when she refused to move to the car for African Americans. Ida sued the railroad and won a $500 settlement in a circuit court case, however, the decisions was overturned by the Tennessee Supreme Court. Ida was ordered to pay court costs. After this incident Ida believed it was time to speak out and encourage people to fight for what was right.
After the Civil War, the Republican party had a vision for America to thrive and prosper, but during the Gilded Age the country faced challenges that led to the abandonment of this vision. Freedmen and their families faced violence all throughout the South after Reconstruction ended. Three main groups worked to terrorize and disenfranchise black people and Southern Republicans: the Ku Klux Klan, Midnight Raiders, and Knights of the Golden Circle. Most of these lynchings were ignored – or dismissed by the police. Black men were killed and often falsely accused of rape by white women.
In the time between the 1890s and 1920s, America experienced a massive amount of growth. People in poverty-stricken, overcrowded cities suffered greatly. In big cities, politicians kept power using several political machines. Companies created monopolies and controlled the nation’s economy. Many Americans were concerned about this, and believed that great change was needed in society to protect everyday people.
It is a tremendous honor to accept the Outstanding Investigative Journalism Award on behalf of Ida B. Wells. And to think her journey all started on one train trip. When Ida was in her early twenties, she was taking a train and seated in the ladies car. Despite the 1875 Civil Rights Act, she was then asked by the conductor of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company to give her seat to a white man, and to sit in the ‘Jim Crow’, or black, car. She declined saying that the car ahead was a smoking one and she was in the ladies, and proposed to stay where she was.
She decided to have a sit-in with her friend Rose and did not care about the reactions that the white people had. She did what she wanted to do and went on with her business until things seemed to be getting out of hand and they were forced to
Ella Josephine Baker was known to be an unsung hero during the trials and tribulations of the Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the women who contributed in achieving civil and human rights for minority people. She cooperated with many organizations to establish her goal, such as motivating the discriminated into standing up for themselves. Ella Baker’s childhood, political activism, and the influences of her actions all contributed in ending discrimination against African Americans and other minority groups during the Civil Rights Movement.
Many Americans were concerned by the change that needed to happen for the people. The people were starting to stand up for what they believed in. With population increasing, things started to get out of control. Many political people held to much power over the people. People living in poverty were suffering more than they have been.
She became widely recognized for her speech, “Education and the Elevation of the Colored Race”, participated in the underground railroad (helping slaves escape to Canada), and fought African American’s and women’s rights. Harper is a cofounder/ vice president of the National Association of Colored Women is known as the, “Mother of African American Journalism” and. Decades after her passing (February 22,1911),