Lynching became widespread through the south quite quickly in order to restrain the blacks socially and it is said that approximately 4,742 individuals were lynched between 1882 and 1968; of the victims, 3,445 or seventy-three percent were African American (Perloff 315). That number is devastatingly large and shows you that lynching had quickly become writer into the fabric of post- reconstruction life. Lynching in the deep south became a community affair Lynching became a widely controversial topic in the United States and was opposed by many. Billie Holiday being one, makes a direct reference to lynching in her song Strange Fruit by saying “Black bodies swingin' in the Southern breeze” (3.) Billie Holiday brings the issue to the surface by including it in her lyrics.
These executions were realized with the aim at frightened the black populations. The Equal justice initiative (EJI) revealed that at least 4.000 blacks were killed between 1877 and 1950. The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People listed the facts and published posters. It struggled for awakening the consciousness and for imposing a legislation anti-lynching. In vain: the conservative Senate
Nanjing Massacre: The role of Iwane Matsui The Nanjing Massacre, also called the Nanking Massacre, took place in Nanjing on December 13, 1937. It is also known as the Rape of Nanking (Rape of Nanjing). It was a genocidal war crime that lasted more than six weeks. A mass murder and rape of Japanese troops happened against Nanking, the capital of China back then. The Imperial Japanese Army murdered over 300,000 civilians and disarmed combats.
The year 1919 was the most horrific year in American history in terms of racial violence. David F. Krugler clearly describes the horrendous events that occurred during this year in his book 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back. According to the book, "Between late 1918 and 1919, the United States recorded ten major race riots, dozens of minor, racially charged clashes, and almost 100 lynchings as white Americans tried to enforce the continued subjugation of black Americans in the postwar era" (Krugler 3). Extremely violent mob attacks and the lynching of African Americans were very common occurrences throughout the entire country with some states having more acts of violence than others. I thought Krugler's book was an incredibly informative read because it gave honest, raw details of anti-black acts of violence and was focused on various African Americans' perspectives during this critical time.
It was a widespread practice to lynch accused blacks in the South even before a fair trial. The possibility for men becoming a victim of a lynching mob and for women being raped by whites was high. Linked to the decreasing standard of living and the fear of losing their position to blacks the number of men lynched in the 1930s “rose to an average of almost twenty per year.” (Johnson Without Tradition 4).
Part two of the Northeast covers the death and destruction those europeans caused with diseases, where 90% of the population died in some instances. Pure greed over their land, with the terrible massacres that happened to the tribes was also covered and how they wore down the Indian’s to not fight. The Southeast covers generally the same tragic situations that took place with the tribes in that region. It also covers the distinction of the farming techniques they acquired along with trading techniques and their cultural relationships among other natives and Europeans. The Southwest covers archeological questions and the deep history with many tribes including the Apacheans who migrated southwards from Canada and Alaska.
When I was still living in South Africa, around May 2017, there was a series of murders of young women (including schoolgirls) around the area that I lived and almost every woman I knew lived in fear. The most terrifying thing is that this isn't just in one country—even a quick Google search will prove that this phenomenon occurs worldwide. When men and women are raised to believe that they are unequal and taught to act a certain way, this is the result. After all, when men are taught their entire lives that they're the superior sex, it "leads to the direct or indirect exertion of power in society against women" (Raselekoane et al. 2).
Another main event is Kristallnacht, or also known as “The Night of the Broken Glass.” This night was one of fear for Marion as she writes, “The human toll was the largest to date. Ninety-one Jews were known to have died in the street violence alone, and more than thirty thousand Jewish men were taken away to concentration camps.” (Perl/Lazen, 30) The night named due to the fires that were set in Jewish synagogues, and the amount of broken glass that lay around the town. The amount of violence is nothing too surprising as it has also happened in America, and would probably use the same word to describe the events. A few words can say more than a
When Carolyn Bryant’s husband found out what happened he immediately wanted vengeance. He ended up shooting Till and throwing him in the Tallahatchie river. When everyone came to see the dead body, they became outraged. All that became even worse when the murderers were found not guilty. Emmett Till helped people who were on the edge about joining the civil rights movement, to finally do it.
“The “Red Death” had long devastated the country” (83). Poe tells us about the Red Death in the very first line of the story. Read Death is a plague that has killed half of the population in Prince Prospero’s kingdom. The population in Prince Prospero’s kingdom is indeed a big population and killing a half is a lot of people. We the readers are straightaway challenge by the threat of death.