During the mid nineteen thirties there was ample prejudice from whites towards African Americans. This prejudice was greatly depicted in one particular case of nine young black men. The Scottsboro Boys were labeled as outcasts and faced a considerable amount of prejudice during their trials for a crime they had not committed; although some of the nine Boys were exonerated during the trials, the last of the Scottsboro Boys were not redeemed until decades later. On March 25, 1931, during the height of the Great Depression, a group of nine black boys, later known as the Scottsboro Boys, was traveling on a train towards Memphis, Tennessee, in search of work.
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.
The black youths managed to push all but one white youth off the train. The white men went to the next city and reported an “assault by a gang of blacks.” When the train stopped at Paint Rock the nine black youths were arrested in Alabama and sent to jail to await their trials (Linder). The creator of the website”The trials of the Scottsboro Boys” said that there were two girls on the train near the boys these two white girls named Victoria Prince and Ruby Bates falsely accused the nine boys of rape. The girls said the boys had pistols and knives and chased them through different carts of the train and raped them(Linder).
In this document about the Scottsboro tragedy, the information that was given stated that there were nine boys named Haywood Patterson, Clarence Norris, Willie Roberson, Ozie Powell, Andy Wright, Charlie Weemes, Olen Montgomery, Eugene Williams and Roy Wright. Haywood Patterson got his hand stepped on by a White man, causing Haywood to almost fall off the train. When he was told that the train was only a White train, Haywood and the other 8 boys got into a fight with the White men and threw them off the train. The White men went back looking for this “gang” of boys and found two women, Ruby Bates and Victoria. Both women said they were raped by the group of boys.
" Tha ' man 's gone and raped my Mayella and s 'only right that he face the 'lectric chair for what he 's done!" He alleges to have seen the attack on his 19 year old daughter, Miss Mayella Ewell. The trial consisted of Mr. Finch and Mr. Gilmer 's examinations of the witnesses, which included the local sheriff, Mr. Heck Tate, Mr. Ewell, Miss Ewell, and Mr. Robinson himself.
The Scottsboro Boys Accused of a crime they didn’t commit, nine African American boys in 1931 were given death sentences for raping two white girls on a train coming through Scottsboro, Alabama. The youngest boy convicted in what is later known as the Scottsboro Boys trail was the one to hold the trial in a hung jury in a white trial. This trial was an important trail in America because it showed that the courts were racist towards African Americans by convicting them of crimes they didn’t do, listening to two stories’ to convict nine men and giving them harsh punishments. Nine African American men were hopping trains to find work and start a new life, but they got stop when two white men started a fight, that some of the nine men broke
August 14, 2014. Within minutes after a store robbery and a confrontation with an officer of the law, a young man had been fatally shot and a police officer was now facing the realization of either serving time in prison, or completely losing his career. While the lasting effects of the killing of any human being is never a simple happening, the specifics of the Michael Brown case made court proceedings and life, after the fact, trickier than most. The main issue, of course, being that Brown was killed by a police officer. It did not take long for the media to then shove down your throat, that Brown was a black teen and that Darren Wilson, the officer in question, was a white man.
Misunderstandment caused the young black boy to be killed by the ignorant white- hispanic male. After the killing of Martin there became an uproar of white on black brutality and eventually now broadcasted police on black brutality. There has been videos of police officers, sometimes multiple at a time, subduing a black male who is unarmed and pinned on the ground and still get shot. That is
There are about 5,000 to 8,000 members in the U.S. today. Trial of Josephus Anderson was when an African American was charged with murder of a white police officer. The local KKK was upset because they didn’t reach a verdict, they believed that they couldn’t because some of the jury members were African American On May 17th, 2000, the FBI announced the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing was done by the KKK splinter group (Cahaba Boys). There were 4 men involved Robert Chambliss, Herman Cash, Thomas Blanton and Bobby Cherry. Cash was dead, Blanton and Cherry were arrested.
It is sad to even think about it now. The two men that murdered little Emmett was the husband of the girl that he talked to in the store, and the man’s cousin. “African American from Chicago, is brutally murdered for flirting with a white woman four days earlier. His assailants-the white woman’s husband and her brother-made Emmett carry a 75-pound cotton-gin fan to the bank of the Tallahatchie River and ordered him to take off his clothes. The two men then beat him nearly to death, gouged out his eye, shot him in the head, and then threw his body, tied to the cotton-gin fan with barbed wire, into the River.”
“The innocence of children is what makes them stand out, as a shining example to the rest of mankind” - Kurt Chambers. Likewise, In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, the narrator Jean Louise Finch, formerly known as “Scout’’ narrates her childhood experiences in an innocent kid's perspective. She begins retelling the story from the age of five and as a result the narrative voice used in the story is very naive. As Scout sees the injustices in her community occur, she uses the limited amount of knowledge she has of the world, her life experiences and her father's teachings/morals to fill in the blanks and try to understand the events that are taking place. It is evident that Scout is at too young of an age to fully comprehend racism and it’s impact on society.
George Bernard Shaw claims, “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” (Goodreads). These words take meaning in two comparable stories. In the first story, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there is the main character Scout Finch. She is a young girl subjected to life changing influences. She ends up wanting to change how her hometown, Maycomb, views others.
Remember the days spent dancing with imaginary friends, tea parties with stuffed animals who could talk, then going to bed with the boogie man under the bed? The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about Jem and Scouts journey through their youth as they work to deal with tough subjects such as rape, racism, and the realization that the world is not how they once viewed it. Throughout the story, Lee demonstrates the loss of childhood innocence, which shows that one's true perspective of the world is obtained through maturity. To begin with, all children experience innocence in their youth, but as they grow up, their understanding of the real world betters.