The Scottsboro Boys were nine black boys people blamed in Alabama for assaulting two white ladies on a train in 1931. The cases from this occurrence managed prejudice and the privilege to a reasonable trial. The cases incorporated a lynch swarm before the suspects had been arraigned, every white jurie, surged trials, and problematic crowds. It is refered to as an illustration of a general unnatural birth cycle of equity in the United States legitimate framework.
African Americans received no respect for decades and decades. No matter if you were old or young, man or a woman. You received no respect. Martin Luther King Jr. was an inspirational speaker sticking up for what was right. While dealing with the same disrespect all Negroes were receiving.
Racism and Segregation in the South During the 1930’s, the Great Depression caused poverty throughout the United States. People all over the country went to extreme measures to earn money and survive. Several people hopped on trains illegally to travel and try to start new lives for themselves. Some women resorted to prostitution around these hobo camps to earn their living. Two such women were Ruby Bates and Victoria Price.
The Two Pursuers The Apology details Socrates’ trial due to the charges of refusing to recognize the state’s gods and introducing other, new divinities and corrupting the youth. Socrates’ pupil Plato writes the speech Socrates gives during the trial directed towards his jury of five hundred. After Socrates is found guilty of the charges imposed upon him the jury then votes with a superior majority that he will pay the death penalty for his crimes. That is when Socrates tells his tale of the Two Pursuers.
In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, there are many themes that demonstrate satire. One of the themes is racism. There are many examples of racism in this book that portray the use of satire. One example of racism is when Mark Twain makes fun of the feud between the Grangerfords and the Shepardsons. “When I got down out of the tree I crept along down the river bank a piece, and found the two bodies laying in the edge of the water, and tugged at them till I got them ashore; then I covered up their faces, and got away as quick as I could.
In the 1950s America found itself facing the deep-rooted issue of racism, specifically toward African –Americans. Slaves were freed and people were declared equal, equality was not always prevalent. Segregation remained in much of the country. This meant people groups such as blacks had were forcefully separated from whites in schools, transportation, hospitals, and more. Particularly in the South, segregation had a strong hold on society. This began to change as supreme courts re-evaluated segregation laws, especially in schools.
It is very true that African Americans have made many strides in the past few decades in relation to equality and freedom. However, racism and segregation are still present to this day. Many African Americans are killed and mistreated simply because of the pigment in their skin. The only difference is, many people are still oblivious to this fact more than they were years ago. This blindness comes from the idea that America has overcome these racial conditions.
A wise arthur once wrote in her book “ I think there 's only one kind folks, folks.” Meaning that all men are the same but, that 's not how people thought during the time of the scottsboro trials and even to this day. In the time of 1931 there were many whites that had a problem “playing nice” with the black residents of the United State. This caused multiple incidents to occur where blacks were punished and they did absolutely nothing wrong. The blacks could have been punished by being put in jail anywhere to being lynched or beaten to death.
Harper Lee’s reenactment of the 1930 culture was completely accurate. She portrays an environment where blacks are completely disregarded as humans. Lee also shows how the time period permits for behavioral cruelty. For example during the trial, Dill is upset when Tom Robinson is convicted guilty. Scout comforts him saying not to worry, that Robinson is just a negro.
In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” (I Have a Dream speech ). Even today, African Americans are still treated unequally among other races. For example, African-Americans have a hard time finding a job such as not being qualified because of the color of their skin. As well, just because the color of their skin it has hurt some African-Americans for their future plans. Furthermore one of the biggest problems now and then African-Americans are treated unfair with police officers.
American history is a sad and bloody history with many bumps that have created it into the superpower it is today. This hardship from our history played a crucial part in many books and especially To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Lee created a writing masterpiece by using real life events as well as using real life corrupted laws. Connections like the Jim Crow laws, the mob mentality, and issues of racism that were taking place in that time.