Emmett Till helped people who were on the edge about joining the civil rights movement, to finally do it. He is truly an American
Emmett Till’s murder took place before the Civil Rights Movement had fully skyrocketed, his death invigorated the Civil Rights Movement and motivated people like Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks. Emmett Till was murdered because of false accusations and for being a black boy in the 1950’s. Emmett Louis "Bobo" Till was born on July 25, 1941 in Chicago. He grew up in a middle-class black neighborhood in the South Side of Chicago. Emmett was the only child of Louis and Mamie Till.
Emmitt Till was a 14-year old boy who traveled to go with his Uncle Wright to Mississippi. After Tillman’s arrival, August 24, 1955 he and a group of friends went into a corner store. It was told that he either whispered or told the white woman “bye baby.” The woman felt maybe threatened at it and told her husband. 7 days later the boy is spotted in the Tallahatchie River. Tillman’s mother got the news; she then had a funeral service with an open casket to show the world what has happened to an innocent child.
When Emmett Till’s body was sent back to Chicago in a sealed box, his mother Mamie demanded that the box be opened and she decided to have an open casket funeral for all to see. The very viewing of his body went on for several days and was seen by tens of thousands of people. The entire nation was in shock of what they saw. Jet magazine had taken pictures of Emmett Till’s body at the request of his mother and when the pictures were published, the trial of Emmett Till’s murderers was both national and international news. Both men were put on trial and acquitted of all charges by an all white jury who deliberated for about an hour.
Mott was a strong women’s rights activist and abolitionist. She believed that black and white men and women were all equal. Mott has said, “The world has never let seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of women the very foundations of life are poisoned at the source.”(BrainyQuote). In this quote she is showing how she believes how much better the world can be with women involved. Mott had extreme views on slavery and because of this she was persecuted.
By rebelling against the government, he was sending a weak message that people can be free if they take action, but Harrison is not a strong role model to look up to if you are wanting to rebel, since he acts more like a child. On the other hand, Tuttle took it upon himself to create a hero for the enslaved people. In 2081, Harrison is a twenty year-old man whose goal is to show the people what they could become if they thought for themselves. This message is quite similar to Vonnegut’s, but Tuttle sends the message in a more emotional and powerful way that touches the viewers. While on stage, Harrison gives a speech about himself and then goes on to really reach into the minds of the audience.
He also did not like getting treated like he was worthless so he knew he needed to do something. Martin Luther King J.R also helped blacks get their rights. He did that by giving really important speeches and convinced white people that black people were the same as white people. Martin Luther King J.R was also an inspiration to other black people to stand up for themselves. He did that by making a big difference in the world
He told Scout many times in the book if he didn't defend this man he would never be able to tell Jem or her what to do ever again. He has to set a good example for his children if he expects them to do something or follow certain values. That's why in this case he is displaying that everyone deserves a chance everyone is equal. He is trying to make the town of Maycomb be more accepted to the idea since the town is of great discrimination. Even though he is only one man, he is hoping to cause
Both men were able to live freely because the all white jury acquitted the defendants. Dylan utilized his anger and helped publicize the unjust rule of Emmett’s case. According to Janet Gezari, an English Professor at Connecticut College, “Dylan's is quintessentially the voice of the american people.”( Gezari). Dylan's, fans became empowered with his empowered they decided to join the fight for equal rights. Dylan used his music to create new image in which Emmett’s death could be
Martin Luther’s famous quotes was“ I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” I like this quote because just by reading it you can feel the way he felt when he said it. Also you can tell that the saying came from his heart. This is an example of freedom of speech, it's a right until it affects the common good of the people. Martin helped by standing up for what he believed in no matter what other people thought. Some other people that were involved in freedom of speech were the Freedom Riders.