The lynching mobs “were never apprehended, tried, or convicted. Prominent community members frequently encouraged and even participated in lynch mobs,” the resentment of African Americans were .The lynching mobs would cut off body parts of the victim’s body, the dismembered parts would either be kept or sold as souvenirs. During this time, many black men were accused of raping white females, so as punishment they would be lynched. The lynching of the black rapist would be considered a civil action. The lynching of black bodies has left many African Americans mental scarred since they have to fear for the lives of their families and themselves.
Furthermore, bus boycotts are an efficient strategy that was used in the 1950s to 60s. Because buses were segregated, many African Americans boycotted using buses. In Tallahassee, black students waved at the buses going by (Document 7). The lack of African Americans using the bus led to more empty buses, soon persuading the bus systems to integrate. The bus boycott in Tallahassee followed soon after the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott.
However, the segregation in the US ended in 1964 with help from leaders who fought for blacks rights. Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr were two influential men in particular who brought hope to the blacks in the United States. Both preached the same goal about equality for their people. On the other hand, even though they shared the same dream, their tactics on achieving the goal, was truly different. Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist and a central leader in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
Many fights broke out when whites didn’t change their minds. African Americans were thrown in jail , because they became more violent in order to get their way. Stokely carmichael’s speech did cause a few problems but it was one of the many first acts by an African American to unite blacks together so that they can fight for their equal
The whites feared mixing of the race which is the Mongrel Race; because they were afraid the white race would be diluted. So, they did everything keep blacks at the bottom. The Southern states reacted by creating and enforcing Jim Crow laws. The Jim Crow was a system created as a segregation of colored people and white people, but mainly focusing on blacks. These laws existed because of the idea of being superior (Ferris State University, 2012).
Martin Luther King Junior's famous "I Have a Dream" speech brings forth a powerful message to the general public. His speeches are inspiring and command attention. Many people listen to him and use him as a source of hope to fight against racial issues. He is a symbol to African Americans as Wapshott stated, "Africans found a particularly poignant message in King’s plea for racial tolerance and his declaration that “the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.”" His speech put forth the harsh realities African Americans face and wants to fight against them. King realizes that his people are wrongly treated and that they should not be put into separate schools and bathrooms just because of the color of one's skin.
Envision living in a society where innocent people are murdered simply because of a difference in their skin color. Throughout much of America’s history, many African-American’s living in southern United States faced such threats to their lives. However, it was not the actions of the individual that served to endanger the lives of African-Americans in the south but rather the actions of a group of people with similar ideas. The Ku Klux Klan group was the most infamous of all groups. The Ku Klux Klan, also abbreviated as the “KKK”, was contributed to a long lasting racism of Blacks in America that even continues on till this day.
Then it came to a point where peaceful protests became antagonized by the police, and even from other African Americans who did not want white and black people to live peacefully. Men and woman peaceful protesters taken by the police, beaten with clubs,sprayed with hoses, gassed, and some even assassinated. Nevertheless, Martin Luther King Jr and his supporters still believed that their voice could modify this nation, even when people acted wrongly against them. And just like that, the idea of a fair country spread like a wildfire. Soon this country would stand for fairness and
As an act of defiance to this unjust situation, African Americans decided to boycott the bus companies by walking to work and avoiding riding the buses in any way possible. Corresponding to these actions, many speeches were performed by humane, persevering characters, unlike certain sadistic groups that supported violence as acts of protest. Though, there were many racist, violent groups, there were also peaceful protesters that believed they could fight, not using violence, but actions and words. Presidential leaders also signed acts and passed laws to allow African Americans to have similar rights as
with protest, organizing, and together (unity) will bring about social change and justice. The two (2) speeches of Malcolm X and Savio were delivered to different types of audiences and both speeches dissimilar in pretexts and meaning. Malcolm X articulated how essential it was for African Americans to demand a resolve for the racial and discriminatory laws and social injustices in America. Government and its operatives were malevolence in its intent and obligations: they must exit to uphold racism and unfair practices. The political system has taken advantage of the electoral process of African Americans, and it was time that blacks demand alterations and results from the democratic process, especially the Democratic Political Party.