The KKK terrorized newly freed slaves after the Civil War ended. The KKK used public violence against blacks as intimidation, they burned houses and killed people of color, leaving their bodies in trees or on roads. The Ku Klux Klan attacked important
Thinking back to the Civil Rights movement that went on for fifteen years this tragic event can be compared to that. Mike Brown is the modern day Emmitt till, the six little girls burned in the church, and Trayvon Martin combined into one. The events that happened soon after arguably changed the lives of Ferguson citizens forever. Ferguson citizens was justified in their response due to the death of Mike Brown, police brutality, and the results of the indictment. The main cause of the riots that took place in Ferguson is the fact that Mike Brown was brutally gunned down by a white police office while he was unarmed and hands up.
On September 28, 1868, two to three hundred African Americans were massacred in Opelousas, Louisiana( Tischauser xvii). States all over had to deal with race riots. On November 10, 1898, whites killed eight African Americans during a race riot in Wilmington, North Carolina( Tischauser xviii). One incident in particular, the East St. Louis race riot in 1917, hit the nation hard. This riot tore this city apart.
In the movie A Time To Kill, Carl Lee’s daughter, Tonya Hailey, was raped by two men named Billy Ray Cobb and James Willard. As Billy Ray Cobb and James Willard were about to go to a hearing at court, Carl Lee comes out with a M16 and kills both of the men who raped his daughter. Carl Lee was angry over the fact that Billy Ray and James raped his daughter, so he decides to kill them. He could have let them rot and be miserable in jail, but killed them to make the situation more worse than it already was. Similarly, Martin Luther King was assassinated over
The Bombing 16th Street, Baptist Church The tragic event occurred on September 15, 1963. The act was carried out by members of the Ku Klux Klan, people who disliked blacks and did horrible things because of this, in Birmingham, Alabama. Alabama was a Southern state and allowed segregation. The explosion went off at approximately 10:20 A.M., when Sunday school was ending and the service was beginning. The police say that members of the Ku Klux Klan planted a bomb near the church.
Under the Declaration Independence, it says that everyone has the right to life. In America that does not apply to black people. In the early 1920s, there was a large race riot in Tulsa around 300 innocent black people were killed. It started when black shoe shiner Dick Rowland was arrested after being accused of assaulting a white woman in elevator published by a paper eager to win the local circulation war with the title “To Lynch Negro Tonight”. Whites gathered outside the courthouse of where Rowland was being held to lynch him, blacks came from Greenwood to protect Rowland.
During that riot, five people were killed including a man who led the riot who goes by the name of Crispus Attucks who was an African American dockworker. Crispus and the four other men were all buried in one grave in the Boston graveyard. The British soldiers are now on trial to see if they are guilty of 5th degree murder. The British soldiers have all been saying that the shooting was all in self defense; but the Colonists said that the British did it on purpose, and that they were just innocent bystanders. A new engraving was made, and it depicts what the Patriots are saying happened a few weeks earlier.
In 1886, a peaceful rally meant to shine a light on the lack of enforcement of the eight-hour workday at Haymarket Square in Chicago turned into a riot. Towards the end of the event, an unknown person threw a bomb towards police officers who had come to break up the rally. Several officers were killed. Not knowing who threw the bomb, police arrested several well-known anarchists and labor activists. The argument was that these activists had encouraged people to attend the rally and ultimately "aided, abetted, and encouraged" the use of violence and the murder of police officers (Linder, 1995).
Literacy Narrative Everything 's an argument. When unarmed, 17 year old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch for looking suspicious with skittles in his pocket; similarly, when unarmed, 18 year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer for stealing a pack of cigars, and when other countless unarmed black people have been shot and killed in America, the argument has been whether race affected these situations. Although many still don’t see the social inequality minorities in America still face, the reality for these groups is heartbreaking. August 9th, 2014, social media sites were flooded with reports of the shooting of Michael Brown. People were outraged, but for very different reasons.
(SOURCE) Boko Haram is an Islamist terrorist group that in the last decade was responsible for a series of attacks on the Nigerian population and killing hundreds of innocent civilians and abducting hundreds of girls from their homes. The terroristic group was founded and led by a extremist named Mohammed Yusuf, which claimed that Islam should be followed by all Nigerian people and that the economic disparity between the South and the North is because the Christian South is corrupt and greedy. Overall, most of Nigeria’s economy relies on oil production, however, the system is extremely corrupt and the governments lacks money to build schools and other important facilities. One of the key events of the Boko Haram conflict with the Nigerian authorities was in 2009, in an attack against Operation Flush II where the police injured several members. After which, Yusuf ordered violence on the military known as the five-day uprising where the Boko Haram group attacked police stations and killed several soldiers.
This article about the murders of both Mayor George Mascone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. On November 27th, Dan White murdered these two men in their offices and he was facing the death penalty. On May 21st, he was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and was given a minimum sentence of 5 years in prison and a maximum sentence of seven years. Eight months. This outraged the community causing a crowd of about angry demonstrators to to march around City Hall, bang on the windows, and even start car fires.
The death Eugene Williams, one of the majors point of the Chicago Race Riots of 1919, it was one of the things that actually started to make the majority of African-Americans act. Eugene was hit and killed by a thrown rock by a white male on the breakwater, even after his identity was established he wasn’t arrested. Even to make matters worse one of the males accompanying him was arrested instead in the chaos. Of course, many people fought but the majority of the race moved out of the south, the southern states passed new constitutions and laws that dehumanized African-Americans and made them into slaves, they even had to flee from the Ku Klux Klan. This led to The Great Migration, which changed Chicago politically and culturally.
“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.
Evil Everywhere With all of the violence in the past, and now the most recent shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, society is more scared than ever. Dylann Roof, proven to be a white supremacist, walked into a church in Charleston, South Carolina and killed innocent people. This incident hit home for so many Americans because not only did the innocent people die, but it was in one of the safest places imaginable, a church (Tauber, Michelle). Many believe that weapons are to blame for this, and others believe that racism is the main focal point. This is not the first of violent crimes in a local church.
The bombing was the trigger to many events in the Civil Rights movement. In the aftermath, thousands of black protesters gathered at the scene of the bombing. When the police went to break up the protests, violence broke out across the city. Many people were arrested and two young African American men died before the National Guard was called in and restored order. Also, the bombing impacted the support to end segregation greatly and adding more support from many angry people because of the four innocent little girl’s