Danny Chan English 2 November 3, 2014 During the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, there was an extremely important event called the Freedom Rides. This event was extremely important because this action openly defied the Jim Crow Laws in the south. In the south, racism was a norm and almost everyone discriminated against the blacks. The Freedom Riders set out to change that and they have made a mark on history by defying the South’s strict rules. A man that has made a mark as deep as the freedom riders did was Dr. Martin Luther King.
In 1955 a year after the first Brown V. Board of Education case Rosa Parks stood her ground in a bus. Making another huge impact in the U.S. Causing boycotts and protests, mainly led by Martin Luther King Junior. The case even paved the way for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which was then followed by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, both were monumental in the fight for Civil Rights. Private Schools even had to participate in the ruling also, In 1974, in the Runyon V. McCrary Court Case, the verdict was that if a private school didn't want to enroll a student because of race was violating civil right laws.
Taylor (1976), Mr. Simms glared down at me. “When my gal Lillian Jean says for you to get yo’self off the sidewalk, you get, you hear?” (pg. 96). Cassie who is just a nine year old girl for the first time encountering a conflict regarding racism and facing such a humiliation by the whites. Another incident that can be observed from this text is during Mary’s conflict with the Wallaces at the school.
In 1955, Rosa Parks nonviolently protested by refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger and was then arrested, this then led to bus boycotts to try to end segregation in buses. Interestingly enough, segregated buses were a violation of the 14th amendment. Another event that led up to the Civil Rights Act was the Little Rock school desegregation in 1957. A group of African-American students decided to integrate Central High School in Arkansas, they were faced with a white mob and the governor did not agree with these actions. The students still found a way in but left shortly after.
No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in” (History.com Rosa Parks). By refusing to follow the Jim Crow laws, Rosa Parks started the movement of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and civil rights movement. Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., over a thousand blacks refused to ride the Montgomery buses, which resulted in the bus company’s massive loss in business since 70% of their customers were black. Thirteen months later, the Supreme Court finally ruled that segregated bus seating was unconstitutional (History.com Rosa
In the early 1800’s slavery was a huge issue in the south. Some people are important to our nation’s history because of their efforts to abolish slavery. Nat Turner was one of those people who did something to stand up to slavery. He was a black man who formed an army that consisted of slaves, led a rebellion against slave owners, and started revolution. Nat Turner formed his army by enlisting slaves who were fed up with the white people.
South Africa was formally expelled from the International Olympic Committee in 1970 which was ten years after last competing at the showpiece of international sport. The country was suspended from football’s world body Fifa in 1961. After a visit to the country by the English president of Fifa, Stanley Rous, the suspension was lifted and South African football officials suggested they send an all-white team to the 1966 World Cup in England, and an all-black one to Mexico four years later. Not surprisingly, this idea was rejected and the suspension imposed. In 1976, after police shot and killed unarmed school pupils protesting the use of Afrikaans in schools, Fifa expelled the white Football Association of South Africa.
more popular because of racism which then lead to violence. This song was known as being the civil rights movement theme song. This song was great for this time period because it sent a strong and a very powerful message to everyone who was effected by the events taking place. According to Pan African New Wire, it states that, "And when Aretha came out with 'Respect, ' we weren 't getting any respect. Black folks were being disrespected, being beat down, killed trying to get the right to vote.
However, this brought about outrage in the white community, and led to even more acts of violence against blacks, assassinations of Black leaders, and economic inequality. (Sheppard)(Hohle) The rise of the Black Panther Party, a Black militant political group, introduced an entirely new paradigm to the strained relations between black Americans and police officers. They began spreading violent rhetoric and attacking the police back. There would be a long, violent fight for equality between the Black community, white militants, and the police.
And the mid-twentieth century racism was a huge issue in the U.S. The most prominent was the racism of African Americans. Blacks were horribly. So then blacks made up civil rights activist and groups to change the system. The most known and noble activist was Martin Luther King.
The first was discrimination, like the Jim Crow laws, having people be complete opposites with each other and be rude towards each other. Next was segregation everything was different like the, water fountains, sections of the bus, they even had different school, colored schools, and white schools. The last cause in my opinion, this is the most sad of them all the violence, the African Americans were getting their houses caught on fire by the mischievous whites, getting viciously beat by the whites sometimes even killed like getting run over by a car, sheriff 's releasing their demon dogs on African Americans as well. Marching on Washington for jobs and freedom. People that day stood up to the political and social injustices of the African Americans, tensions and racial unrest building up.