The media named this event as Bloody Sunday because of the marchers were chased and barbarically attacked by the troopers and police by clubs and tear gas. It triggered the outrage all over the nation. And by the call of Doctor Martin Luther King, many people included white and colors from many of the states came to join another march that led by himself on March 9th. The march was returned peacefully. However, on the night of the same day, James Reeb, a white minister that came from another state to join Doctor King march, was attacked to death.
In paragraph 10 he quotes, “But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate-filled policemen curse, kick, brutalize, and even kill your black brothers and sisters with impunity”. With great emotion, Dr. King speaks on his daughter and son not being able to do thing the white children could do. He wrote, “when you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six year old daughter why she can't go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told that Funtown is closed to colored children, and see ominous clouds of inferiority beginning to form in her little mental sky, and see her beginning to distort her
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
Frick hired the Pinkertons, a private army, to attack the workers. The Pinkertons fired upon the workers, and many of the workers tried to run many were shot and severely injured and nine were killed in this demonstration of profits over people attitude. One worker that survived the strike said “It was a place of torment. Men were lying around wounded and bleeding and piteously begging for someone to give them a drink of water, but no one dared to give them a drop, although water was all around us…” Often workers would say that if Carnegie knew what was going on inside his mills, he would be horrified. In reality, he was well aware of what went on and just didn’t care.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist who fought for equal rights for African Americans. He peacefully protested on various occasions and was a leader of the civil rights movement. For example, he protested at the March on Washington and gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Because he had a great effect on society, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. When Dr. King was alive, society was very different from present day.
Destruction, poverty, and violence are just a few examples of discrimination that the Black community had to go through during the 1960-1980’s , and are all similar issues portrayed in the films “Black Power Mixtape” and “Do The Right Thing”. Both films have their own story, but both reflect on the racial injustice Black citizens faced, while also educating viewers on the violence that occurred during that time through riots, and police brutality. Each film comments on African American experiences of racial injustice by telling a story of pride and power, while also demonstrating destruction, brutality, and violence throughout the Black community. The famous film directed by Spike Lee “Do The Right Thing”, focuses on racially diverse individuals who live and work in a lower class neighborhood in Brooklyn,
First of all, Martin Luther was the cause of a very important strike by the sanitation workers of Memphis. According to the article, “Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike (1968),” from Stanford University, “1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike,” due to a long pattern neglect and abuse of the department’s black employees. On 1 February 1968, two Memphis garbage collectors, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, were crushed to death by a malfunctioning truck. After the city refused to acknowledge the recent incident, the sanitation workers were angered. Demanding recognition of their union, better safety standards, and a decent wage, they went on strike.
It killed seven police and wounded about sixty people. The police than fired on the crowd, killing several people and wounding one hundred people,” The Haymarket affair was horrible because it gave the employers more leverage on the workers because the could use the Haymarket affair as a weapon to keep employees in line. Also, many innocent lives were lost because the harvester company didn’t want to raise wages just a few cents. Instead of raising wages the company provoked the workers and that’s why the fights in the streets broke out. In the following quote from the Homestead strike reading is a reflection of what happened, “The Battle at Homestead will be remembered as an occasion where human greed and civil rights collided and neither one came out on top” The Homestead strike made the Industrial Revolution more harmful because it lost many lives that didn’t need to be lost.
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his infamous “I Have a Dream” speech to thousands of people in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. It was during this time that segregation existed in the South between people of color and whites. In an effort to give justice to minorities, the American Civil Rights Movement was created. Due to his beliefs in nonviolent protest, Martin Luther King, Jr. became one of the most influential leaders of the movement. With the help of other leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. organized the March on Washington, where he gave his speech.
The next day on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. died. His assassination instigated hundreds of riots in the United States, and many people mourned for the death of the man who gave them a dream (Blinder, 2017). Martin Luther King Jr. left his legacy in American society through the fight against prejudice, the pursuit of justice, and the use of nonviolent resistance. Dr. King influenced many movements and protests aimed to eradicate injustice that are occurring today in our society. One of today’s movements, Black Lives Matter, seeks to eliminate racism, racial inequality, and police brutality towards African Americans.
“They burned down white own tire company that burned on for days and nights, and all you could see was smoke from it all the way in uptown Miami.” (Floyd). “The actions that the National guard did was arrest the rioters.” (Donnie). The Impact it had on the rioters was that the national guard and police arrested 600 people during the riot. “When President Jim Carey came into town when he was on the middle of the speech the rioters were about to start a riot and harm the president”(Donnie). These events made the Blacks realize we are hurting our comment and need to stop.
People in life struggle with hardships enormously in life.People can overcome those hardships and become a new person entirely. Martin Luther King went through a great amount of hardships during the Civil Rights movement.Martin had a great amount of hate received to him all over the country.that just changed him to work harder to convince hateful people that blacks and whites could be together.Martin was sadly assassinated,but his image changed the world greatly. Jimmy Butler is a professional NBA player,who plays for the Chicago Bulls.Before Jimmy went to the NBA he was homeless.HIs mother kicked him out of his only home and abandoned him.He went through the hardship of being homeless and abandoned,but that changed him to work harder at
What Has Changed for Blacks in the 1930’s The Emancipation proclamation has released the African Americans from slavery. Whites and Blacks now walk the streets together, but this is not an easy transition for the whites. The whites found many ways that excluded the blacks and kept them feeling like unequals. Despite the fact that the slaves were “free”, they worked long hours doing the same task they had as slaves for extremely low wages. Truly nothing has changed for them.
However, he was not able to finish this job he had started because of his unfortunate assassination. The Jim Crow law made it exceptionally hard for the African American community to gain Civil Rights. The law declared that in places of business, schools, churches, etc. it was acceptable to have the act of segregation. There was a group of people who were
After people were arrested they were leased to companies in the south as a work force until their sentence ended. Some prisoners, were even worked to death because they worked all day in unsafe conditions. When there was a large work force needed, authorities would arrest large numbers of people to work. Since the prisoners weren’t looked as property they were treated worse than the slaves had been treated, making it worse than