Moreover, The book “Warriors Don 't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock 's Central High” by Melba Pattillo Beals is a history packed memoir that every American should read. This book allows the reader to step inside the world of Melba’s childhood and the racism of the 1950s. That’s why this was written, to show the hardships of the Little Rock Nine and every African American going through pure racism. Melba writes this in a way that appreciates her courage and bravery to fight for her rights and to be treated with utmost respect. This book is an inspiration to anyone who feels rejected or accepted for who they are.
Just Mercy was written in 2014, In modern day society, racial injustice has a big impact in this world today, as stated in Just Mercy and To Kill a Mockingbird. Showing that they are both related in many ways. The characters from To Kill A Mockingbird deal with racial injustice first hand. Scout, the narrator and daughter of Atticus Finch, experienced racial injustice of her father’s court case with Tom Robinson, an African American. Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores.
Harriet was not only thinking about the harsh conditions they were experiencing at the time, but also their futures. Even after the Civil War ended, she still advocated for the rights of minorities. In order to maintain secrecy she had to fight against being caught by bounty hunters and slave owners who would beat them if caught. To keep what she was doing
Florence Kelley delivered a speech to the National American Woman Suffrage Association regarding the argument that child labor should be stopped. She presented very good arguments and persuaded many people to follow what she was arguing about. She used many different rhetorical strategies and she organized and analyzed her speech to perfect what she was going to say. The purpose of this argument was to convince the government to enforce laws that restrict child labor and benefit woman in an increase to improve working conditions. Florence Kelley was hoping to achieve respect and loyalty to the people she led.
These topics stood out the most to me because Michelle Alexander proves how they relate to the Jim Crow Laws established during the Reconstruction Era. The two chapters that I read were titled “The Rebirth of Caste” (Chapter 1) and “The Lockdown” ( Chapter 2). These two chapters tackle the controversial topic of the new racism living today and also the war on drugs. Michelle Alexander understands that “this book is not for everyone” as it was stated in her preface, so she
How does Harper Lee portray justice in ‘To kill a Mockingbird’? ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee is based on the similar experience related to the idea of racism in her childhood. Especially the trial of Scottsboro in Alabama which nine black people were accused of raping two white women demonstrates how the treatment of African American was cruel at that time. Although the Civil War was ended when she was publishing this novel, the Civil Rights Movement was substantial bringing out controversial issue about black people’s demand of more social rights. Correspondingly, the novel reminds the causes of the war and the circumstance in the Southern part at that time when the racial discrimination was actively happened.
"Southern Horrors and Other Writings " by Ida B. Wells (with an introduction by Jacqueline Jones Royster) focuses on the cruel acts of lynching and why it exists. Ida was a school teacher but dedicated most of her life fighting for social injustices for African American people. In the pamphlet "Lynch Law in all its Phases" Ida examines how African Americans were portrayed as a "bestial race", and brutalized as they became individualist. One core concept Wells emphasizes through out her pamphlets are the depiction of is African Americans as "monsters" created by Southern white to stop the Negro man from becoming inferior (Wells 73) .
Morrison grew up in an American family that possessed an intense love and appreciation for black culture and people. From her parents Morrison learned how to face racism. She uses her novel to describe and show the suffrage of the black people. Morrison's novel highlights and shows the result of the migration from the rural south to the urban north from 1930s to 1950s. The migrants lost their sense of community and identity.
In Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird the writer attests to how prejudice can affect the relationship between blacks and whites. While some might argue that the lesson in the story could be ”fearing the unknown” or “that racism is frowned upon” Lee's writing most certainly depicts how fear and racism are often more powerful than reason and intelligence. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in 1930's Maycomb, Alabama, gives example of a white lawyer, raising his two children with the help of Calpurnia, a black maid, and Aunt Alexandra. Atticus Finch is the lawyer and Jeremy “Jem” and Jean-Louise “Scout” Finch are his children. The character of Atticus Finch is based on Harper Lee's own father, an Alabama lawyer and statesman who frequently defended African Americans within the racist Southern legal system.
The author, Christopher Paul Curtis, included the church bombing in order to show how serious and scary this event was. By reading the Watsons, one learns and can infer that life for African-Americans in the 1960s was unfair. The author wrote a book about a black family during the Civil Rights Movement to give us a perspective on how life was in the 1960s. The author’s purpose is to educate people that segregation is serious and we shouldn’t ever make these mistakes that people in the 1960s did. Perhaps if people didn’t judge others by skin color, all the people who died for the movement would still be