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.
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.
Luke 23: 24 ,”Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” That was the verse that 16th Street Baptist Church Sunday school lesson for September 15, 1963 was going to be based on (Howard, Betsy Child). Sadly, four very special little girls never got to hear it. The assassination of the four innocent little girls, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair during the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was unjust because they were innocent, the main causes for the assassination were racial and political; however, in those days some people thought certain murder was acceptable, therefore making it just. The assassination of Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise Carol McNair was very unjust, because they were innocent, unoffending, and did not deserve to die that way. Addie, Cynthia, Carole, were only fourteen years old, and Denise was only eleven.
Culture: The Watson’s go to church and talk about God a lot. Location: Birmingham, Alabama really had a lot of Discrimination and Martin Luther King Jr. spoke there. Events: That bombing at the church and many more had happened many times at black churches. Themes: The main theme in the book is Discrimination, was a very big problem for a very long time. I really enjoyed this book and i would definitely recommend this book.
The Dixiecrat party’s main point, “We stand for segregation of races” (Brumfield, Ben). The Confederate flag is used as a banner to justify mass shootings like the recent massacre by Dylann Roof in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015. He is suspected of killing 9 African Americans who were praying in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. In April of 2012, Jake England and Alvin Watts killed 3 African Americans and wounded 2 others in Tulsa Oklahoma. These are just a few of the many racist acts committed under the Confederate flag.
Malcom X’s assassination is a perfect example of backstabbing. Malcom X was a civil rights leader for the nation of Islam. The assassination of Malcom x was justified because members of the nation of Islam saw Malcom as a threat after his departure and many thought Malcom X’s way of protest was dangerous and put many lives in danger. However Malcom was a man who fought for blacks to be the superior race “at any means necessary.” After Malcom was released from jail he went to the nation of Islam to work with their leader Muhammed. Malcom later became a minister for Temple No.7 and Temple No.11 in Boston.
Martin Luther King was the first bright fighter for civil rights of the black population in the United States, fought racism, discrimination and segregation. June, 1955 King held a position of the pastor of Baptist church in Montgomery, in Alabama. Anywhere in the USA at that time racism didn 't prove so brightly, as in Montgomery. A cradle of rebellious southern Confederation, the city and century later I was proud of the status of "the capital of racism", constantly confirming it with humiliating segregations restrictions, activity of the”Ku klux klan” and systematic persecution of the black population. King arrived to this city, without being going to arrange in it some "black revolution" at all, and only to conduct usual life of the ordinary Baptist pastor.
If they did solve the situation by killing the boys, there would have probably been more killings quickly after between the two races, as well as riots and other violent actions. Clearly, America has been shaped by the Scottsboro trials. Racism was shown to have a heavy impact on Americas history and has changed many lives in past and present years. Events like these, whether positive or negative, are what shapes America's
Dudley Randall’s “Ballad of Birmingham” is a poem rich with historical context about the bombing of an African American church during a time of segregation. While the poem also addresses the social context of the event, it is primarily focused on the history behind it. Dudley Randall dove into the hearts of Americans by telling them the painful truth of what happened in Birmingham, Alabama with “Ballad of Birmingham.” On September 15, 1963, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was in the transition from Sunday School to worship services at 10:22 am when a bomb exploded in the African American church. This explosion injured more than 20 individuals and killed four girls: Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley. McNair was 11-years-old, while the others were 14-years-old.
The church instead believed that AIDS was a punishment for those living sinful lives, and because the church was so powerful and prominent within the black community, this only increased the lives affected by AIDS, as it continued to affect the lives of those living and not living with AIDS within the church, individually, collectively, and institutionally. The AIDS epidemic that dramatically forced its way within the black community, considered “this generation’s war,” was the modern day enslavement and massacre that replicated the slave trade during the 1800s that also claimed the lives of thousands of black bodies, Ronald Jeffrey Weatherford and Carole Boston Weatherford discuss in Somebody’s Knocking at Your Door: Aids and the African-American Church (7). Because these communities were denied inclusion within white dominated spaces of society, they heavily relied on their religious communities to provide this under the safe confinements of the church amongst their own people. The black churches were therefore, very protective in maintaining this exclusive union, which explains why they refused to confront
“One trait that helped black ministers win support was their charismatic style of debating, which was used both to convey meaning and to inspire people involved in the struggle for racial equality” (Clarence). Christian Churches played a major role as agents of social justice, most visibly in the Civil Rights Movement. During the bus boycott the church helped create a system where they would carpool, put together the time and place on when there would be a protest, and would volunteer and
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. one of the most inspirational people to live. He was born January 15, 1929 and was assassinated on April 4, 1968. African American people had been oppressed for years, being treated unfairly and as if they were worth less than a white person. Martian had a dream that one day everyone would be treated equally regardless of race. In 1955 he was recruited to serve as a speaker for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Martin Luther King felt that it was not his fault, even though it was his church. This bombing sparked a racial division that still flows into today. When the news of the Charleston shooting broke, it had people relate right back to the bombing in 1963. This had déjà-vu written all over. Everything from the motive, to the outcome had similarities.