American history is filled with many racism stories. Many times discrimination happens for no reason other than the color of a person’s skin. In August 1955, a fourteen year old African American boy named Emmett Till and his cousin Cursi took a trip to visit relatives in Mississippi. He had dealt with segregation in his hometown of Chicago, but nothing compared with the extreme hate crimes that occur in Mississippi. The way he died made many people changed the way they think of racial issues.
Emmett Till was born July 25, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois and was killed August 28, 1955 in Money, Mississippi at the age of 14. He suffered serious consequences for telling a white woman, Carolyn Bryant, “Bye Baby” leaving out of a local corner store. Several days later Emmett was taken from his home by Bryant’s husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam, they beat and mutilated him before shooting him and sinking his body in the Tallahatchie River. Till’s body was
Emmett thought it would be all fun and games but the 2 men did not take it lightly. The 2 men J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant confessed to the killing of Emmett, but they were not found guilty. They did not have no regret of what they did. Emmett Till was tortured and murdered in hate of blacks in the south.They gouged out his eye and shot him and the head beat him and threw his body tied to the cotton-gin fan
Yet, a notable person who overcame these obstacles and made the most out of his experiences was Malcolm X. He made a dramatic change not only in American history but in African American rights. From the beginning of Malcolm X’s life he saw the injustices in the country of America, he was only a kid innocent to the world around him. His father was supposedly killed in a car accident, but Malcolm and his family believe that he was murdered by the Black Legion, which was a group of white racist. Even worse the officials claimed that his father had committed suicide, which prevented his family from inheriting the life insurance money.
1960s. During this time in the United States, African Americans experienced and were treated unfairly because of their race. Malcolm X’s father was killed by white supremacists. When Malcolm X was in junior high school, his white teacher told him that he could not be a lawyer and should be more “realistic” and be a carpenter. After eighth grade, Malcolm continued a life of crime.
She refused to let him be buried until hundreds of thousands marched past his open casket in Chicago and looked down at his mutilated body. [I] felt a deep kinship to him when I learned he was born the same year and day I was. My father talked about it at night and dramatized the crime. I couldn’t get Emmett out of my mind”.—Muhammed Ali, boxer 13 The murder of Emmett
They live the lives of normal children except for indirectly seeing the inequality of blacks. Their father is persecuted for protecting a black man named Tom Robinson who allegly raped the daughter of Bob Ewell. Atticus loses the trial and Tom eventually dies. Bob Ewell dies during the attempted murder of Scout and Jem. In this book we view the characteristics and morals of Atticus.
Almost five years ago, George Zimmerman was charged for the second degree murder of a 17-year-old boy, Trayvon Martin. Trayvon was murdered whilst casually walking from the store where he purchased a packet of sweets and ice tea. The volunteer neighbourhood watch captain, Zimmerman, stated the murder as a self-defence after a fracas. This eventually led to people questioning their roles in society, whether the white race was “more important” than the pigmented. This was the birth of the movement titled Black Lives Matter.
Brown v. Board of Education The Brown v. Board of Education case on May 17th 1954, the court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in schools breached the Equal Protect Article of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. The decision declared that separate educational institutes for white and African Americans was unequal. Overturning 1896 decision of "separate but equal". This ruling in particular paved the way for the movement and was a major victory. Emmett Till Murder Emmett Till was a 14 year old boy who was visiting family in Money, Mississippi, when he was brutally murdered for reportedly flirting with a white woman working at a grocery store.
The underlying reason of why Derek was the leader of the Neo-Nazi group and had problems with anger management is that his father was murdered by black drug dealers. So, this traumatic experience led him to become a passionate racist and naturally his brother, Danny inspired by him. Danny wrote a paper about Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf to his black Jewish teacher, Sweeney. Dr. Sweeney wanted him to write a new paper which is about his brother and his history. However, after learning what happened to Derek in prison and the reason of why he changed his ideology of being racist and rejected to be the leader of united Neo-Nazi group, Danny