In the play “Fences”, the main character is a 53 year-old man by the name of Troy Maxson. He has been married to his wife, Rose, for eighteen years. Troy’s father mistreated him and his mother at a young age thus driving away his mother and ruining his family leaving him to run away from his father where he eventually settled in Pittsburgh, PA. He didn’t grow up with a loyal father and only had the examples and morals that his father had taught him. Troy was a thief in his younger years because he couldn’t get a job due to racial factors during the time.
Driven out of their homes by harsh discrimination, millions of blacks moved from the south to north in search of job opportunities between 1910 and 1930. This “Great Migration” resulted in a segregated “Black Belt” community within Chicago. This is where Bigger Thomas, the main character of Richard Wright’s novel Native Son, lives along with his mother, brother, and sister in an overpriced one-bedroom apartment. After incessant pestering from his mother, Bigger gets a job with Henry Dalton, a rich white businessman. On his first day of work, Bigger accidently suffocates Mr. Dalton’s daughter Mary because he is afraid he is going to get caught taking her out drunk late at night.
Yet, a notable person who overcame these obstacles and made the most out of his experiences was Malcolm X. He made a dramatic change not only in American history but in African American rights. From the beginning of Malcolm X’s life he saw the injustices in the country of America, he was only a kid innocent to the world around him. His father was supposedly killed in a car accident, but Malcolm and his family believe that he was murdered by the Black Legion, which was a group of white racist. Even worse the officials claimed that his father had committed suicide, which prevented his family from inheriting the life insurance money.
Why would an enraged mob form outside the home of a new neighbor who is a well-educated and a well-mannered medical doctor, his gracious young wife, and their 18 month old baby? It was 1925, Dr. Sweet was black, and the neighborhood was an all-white working class section of Detroit. “When Dr. Ossian Sweet bought a house in an all-white section of Detroit in the summer of 1925, he knew his move might trigger white violence. “Well, we have decided we are not going to run," he told a colleague a few weeks before taking possession of his new home. “We’re not going to look for any trouble, but we 're going to be prepared to protect ourselves if trouble arises."
All of the three men in the photo are displayed on a podium at the Olympic Games, Tommie Smith and John Carlos’ gesture came about from a decade of organizing among athletes who had been carefully isolated from their political fellow students leaving a symbol of resistance, embittered, and developed a lot of pride. “Their actions ended the myth of the modern Olympics as an expression of individualism. It solidified the growing resentment of black athletes who felt they were being treated as gladiator” (Lipsyte). In this particular time period both Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy had been assassinated and the Vietnam war was intact. The assassination of Martin Luther King, who died just months before the 1968 Olympics for standing up for what he believed in, did not deprive the African Americans and the white man appearing on the “Black Power Salute” photo to fight for what they believe in, but instead stimulated a greater passion for the civil rights movement.
In the movie”American History X” viewers are watch and reflect upon a society where black and white people do not coexist. The movie follows the life of a family encountering life changing situations, allowing us to see both positive and negative perspectives throughout the movie. Beginning with a shocking opening scene with one of the main characters, Danny Vinyard spots two African-Americans hi-jacking his brother’s car. As he runs to tell his older brother, Derek, the neon-Nazi gets a gun and shoots the men attempting the theft. The police arrive and and Derek is arrested and sentenced to three years in prison where he acquires a different outlook on life.
Get Out (2017) is a horror film directed and written by Jordan Peele. The film is about a black male named Chris, performed by Daniel Kaluuya, who is going out of town with his girlfriend Rose, performed by Allison Williams. The purpose of this trip is to meet her parents for the first time at their estate located deep into the woods. Little does Chris know Rose’s parents do not really care to meet him but are more interested in auctioning off his body. Chris figures this out towards the end of the film and he barley figures out a way to escape.
Jumping the Broom is a light-hearted comedy about two African American families joining together for a wedding weekend to celebrate the marriage of Jason Taylor and Sabrina Watson at her wealthy family’s estate in Massachusetts. After Jason and Sabrina meet in Manhattan, the two start dating, and a short five months later they become engaged. Jason comes from a blue-collar family in Brooklyn, but became a successful businessman working on Wall Street. Jason’s mother, Mrs. Taylor, is a postal worker and is deemed as lower class, whereas Sabrina’s parents both come from wealthy families and lead an upper class lifestyle. When the two families’ get together for the first time at Sabrina’s family’s estate on Martha’s Vineyard, their class division becomes quite apparent and conflict quickly ensues.
The past Abby was trying to run from so hard comes right back and threatens everything. Mick Abernathy, Abby's father is a former successful poker player. He's luck left him and seemed to move on to Abby when turned 13 and since then he blames everything on her. Mick shows up on campus and tells Abby he got into another debt, but this time it's different, because the person he owes the money to, wouldn't hesitate to kill for his money. In a desperate try to save her father, Abby and Travis go to Vegas in order for Abby to try and earn 25,000 dollars in 24 hours through poker games.
Title: Secrets of a South Beach Princess Author: Marry Kennedy Publishing: Berkley Jam Year: 2006 General Description: Chapter 1: Amber Fielding is a model and popular girl but not just that she is also a very rich girl whose father own the elite and prostigious hotel on the South beach,Miami Florida. A rumpled and short-middle aged man Robert Gerber is the photographer of Amber to help her in his model career to be popular in hollywood and to be the new 'It Girl'. But unfortunately Amber got pissed off to Ron bigtime because of his annoying and very bossy attitude. After some minutes the photoshoot was done and Amber finally relaxed at the south beach where she can hear the ocean all day long its like a musical for her that could make