They seized the armory and seven people were killed while a dozen others were wounded. His intention was to arm slaves with weapons from the arsenal, but no slaves came to his calling and the raid was put to rest by Colonel Robert E. Lee and his marines. These acts of treason are what made John Brown a important figure back then. He tried a different approach to having slaves freed but in the end it back fired and cost him and some of his kids their lives. Some people say he was a hero because he stood up to the south bulling of slaves but others say he was a terrorist because he killed innocent people based on their
The Klu-Klux-Klan was a white supremacist group that opposed “Reconstruction” and equal rights for freed slaves (Hook Exercise). They, to my standards, really would do whatever it takes to stop Reconstruction, even if it meant killing innocent people for that. John W. Stephens, a former senator from Caswell, was brutally murdered by none other than the Klu-Klux-Klan in a Grand Jury room (Doc.A Par.1). John W. Stephens was stabbed five to six times then even hanged on a hook in the same jury room. As Albion Toruage quoted, “ Another brave, honest Republican citizen has met his fate at the hands of these fiends.” Then Abram Colby, a former slave who was elected to the Georgia State Legislature during Reconstruction,(Doc.B,Para.
Reconstruction DBQ Have you ever wondered who killed Reconstruction? Reconstruction was a point in time after the Civil War wanting to rebuild the United States. The division between the North and the South was because the North wanted all slaves to be free, on the other hand the South didn’t want slaves to be free the South wanted the slaves to be limited on what they can do. I think the South killed Reconstruction because of the KKK and the disagreement on equal rights. The KKK helped the South kill Reconstruction because the killed a Republican State Senator for supporting Reconstruction policies.
Resistance to Reconstruction was incredibly aggressive and violent since Southerners were extremely appalled by the radical social transformations that were resulting from Reconstruction, so those Southerners terrorized and killed the Republicans and the black people responsible for the changes. Black people were supposedly guaranteed equality before the law by the 14th amendment, however, their rights were not always upheld. Southerners would kill black people over minor actions, like not yielding to whites on sidewalks or attempting to buy land. A terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), formed in 1866 to punish people who “defied the norms of white supremacy”. Ordinary black people were killed by the KKK alongside black and white
Fred Hampton was an American activist and deputy chairman of the national black panther party. He and others were murdered in Chicago one night while he was sleeping. He was killed in a raid by cook county in Illinois in works with the Chicago police department and the federal bureau of investigation. some time in December 1969 a civil lawsuit was filled and in 1982 a settlement was reached at approximately 1.85 million
Jackson was elected president, and a mob burst into the white house, and trashed it. Andrew was also the first target of a presidential assassination attempt, Jackson beat the failed assassin senseless with his cane. Andrew was involved in many duels, the most famous was against Charles Dickenson. Charles, called Jackson a coward, thus the duel commenced. Dickenson fired first, hitting
They went so far as to flog, mutilate, and even lynch blacks” (“The End of Reconstruction”). Along with the terrorist mindset, the Mississippi Plan was put into action. The Mississippi Plan was mainly against blacks and poor whites. The men in charge of the official voting book switched the book for the blacks and poor whites to sign from the actual voting registry to a “dead book” (Rowan). It was a way to manipulate elections by using voting fraud and trickery by taking advantage of the open voting process during that time.
As they tried to end segregation, Terrible news struck. Someone bombed the sixteenth street baptist church.There was even a mob afterwards and the shooting of johnny Robinson.It wa a was a war between rih and wrong, Truth and lies, and it meant everything to everyone. Bull Connor struck back, making a gang of deputized white men keep black people from voting. John Lewis Finally decided to go to selma which was the heat of the beast. During this time, Registrars would inforse annoying law and rules to force black people not to vote.
What the kkk was doing was main reason why the north got distracted from the reconstruction and how the south had the biggest part in killing the reconstruction. During the efforts of the reconstruction a lot of the south was trying to reject them and it was working. There were mainly two southern groups: the scalawags who supported the reconstruction and the Ku Klux Klan who really hated the idea of the reconstruction and equal rights. (Hook Exercise) The KKK was basically a terrorist group who when around killing congressmen who were for the reconstruction and equal rights. “He was foully murdered by the Ku Klux in the Grand Jury room of the court House.”(Doc A).
The misuse of authority by police officers in the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner as well as the negative view society holds for African Americans, gave Dylann Roof and still gives other people like him the idea that it is possible to get away with murdering minorities. These societal judgments and misconduct by authority figures are what caused Dylann Roof to go to the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC and shoot nine innocent people. Roof’s deep-rooted racist views and a culture that supported these views led to the deaths of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Tywanzza Sanders, Reverend Sharonda Singleton, Cynthia Hurd, Reverend DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Ethel Lance, Susie Jackson, Myra Thompson, and Reverend Daniel Simmons
Furthermore, a further obstacle of change was the Ku Klux Klan which demonstrated America as ‘the united states of Lyncherdom’. Supreme Court encouraged Klan terrorism, castrating thousands of blacks as if it was acceptable, showing the massive social division. The ‘Mississippi plan’ emphasised this white supremacy as Newspaper defended lynches as ‘home –loving’ . This demoralised activist as it showed blacks had no legal protection. Nevertheless, positive changes did occur in this period.
The Assassination of Malcolm X Malcolm Little also known as Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965 in New York City. Black Muslims are said to be the accomplices of his murder. One of their members, Thomas Hagan, was charged with shooting Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom. Two other men were convicted with Hagan for the murder of X. The assassination of Malcolm X was unjustified because he was an influential civil rights activist that helped African Americans in their journey to equality; however, rival Black Muslims believed that he was uncontrollable so there needed to be a way to stop him.
In 1842, John Brown led an assault with a weapon against an Ohio sheriff. also negative debate from his previous actions sought to take matters into his own hands. Based on his actions, John Brown was portrayed as a martyr in the North and as a terrorist in the South. Despite the events that took place before Harpers Ferry. After the n the He was a fifty-nine years old when he was executed by the state of Virginia for treason, partnering with African Americans, and for attempted murder.
Racial profiling is the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based off of race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin. All across America there are examples of this. Most recently the Black Lives Matter movement has erupted in America, bringing to the public’s attention the issue of racial profiling. As a result of racial profiling people have died and started riots. This issue has also come to the point of people committing suicide for their cause.
Historically police officers and the excessive use of force has been a key tool used to disrupt the black community and promote fear amongst anyone who dear to speak out for equality. The same police force that were sworn to protect and uphold the law were the same officers who savagely beat African American citizens with billy clubs and tormented the community with attack dogs just because of the difference in skin color. According to Almalcar Scott “It was the police , for example, who held the fire hoes that mowed down civil rights protestors in the 1960”. In recent times the fire hoes has been replaced with fire arms and the force used to torment the community are officer related shootings. With the advancement of smart phones society