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.
The mutiny, “Deepened the schism between slaveholders and free-soilers” (history.com). Nat’s actions led to, “ending the organized emancipation movement in that region.”( History.com). “The state legislature of Virginia considered abolishing slavery, but in a close vote decided to retain slavery and to support a repressive policy against black people, slave and free “ ( Pbs.org). Because of the rebel people considered abolishing slavery but because so many people died, the cons of the attack outweighed the pros. There was much damage caused by the rebel.
Due to the uprising, the Janjaweed continued to make their ways through different towns and villages to help make their regime stronger. According to Brenden Koener (2005), the Janjaweed would “inhabited by members of the African tribes from which the rebel armies draw their strength—the Zaghawa, Masalit, and Fur tribes.” The Sudan government support the Janjaweed group in killing black Africans that are predominantly largest in the Darfur region. The group have killed more than 30,000 people in the first year of the war. The government helping a group like the Janjaweed to terrorize the people is disgusting and has gotten many attentions around the world. The United Nations heard of the action that is being done to the people and stated that the action is inhuman.
There were also very few people to record the Dzungar Genocide that took place. Ruth Dunell found that 80% of the population was destroyed and the many of the remaining were taken as slaves (Dunell et al). Even though most people, especially those with non Asian heritage, have forgotten the Dzungar genocide, this does not mean everyone has. Many Mongolians (who are the modern day Dzungar) are still very upset with China over the events. One English teacher working abroad found that his Mongolian students found the Chinese to be horrible people, stating that, “…all Chinese are by nature untrustworthy, dirty, and they have always been and will always be enemies of Mongolia.” (“The Lasting Impact”).
What is a “Rebellion”? Do rebellions occur in our world today? According to merriam-webster.com, “A rebellion is an effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country by the use of protest or violence.” There are multiple global and national crises that occur in today’s society and they typically involve efforts from people to change a certain situation by the use of violence. For example, last year there was an incident that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri which involved the killing of an innocent black teenager named Michael Brown. Michael was gunned down by a white officer and that caused a rebellion to grow in Ferguson, Missouri.
Discuss why and how the Nat Turner Revolt changed American history? Nat Turner, a slave that changed American History though his beliefs and vision of whites and African Americans fighting. Back in history the thought of white and African Americans battling were uncalled of because African Americans were slaves and suppose to be scared of the white folks. Nat Turners vision drove many slaves including himself to rebel against the white people; they called this the revolt. Many slaves set out on the night of August 20th, 1831, gathering weapons and supplies to kill the people.
With the passage of a harsher fugitive slave law as a part of the Compromise of 1850, the abolitionist movement became even more fervent in its efforts to halt slavery as abolitionists assisted runaways, abused slave catchers, and outright did not follow the federal law, even in the face of federal marshalls. As a result of this outright defiance of federal law, southerners’ connotations of the abolitionist movement being associated with the entire northern population were further solidified. In conjunction with the lack of enforcement of the fugitive slave law, southerners increasingly viewed the violent confrontations in Kansas as an outright effort to uproot slavery and its expansion. In an act of defiance against Stephen Douglas’s popular sovereignty established in the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, abolitionists flooded into Kansas and Nebraska in an effort to incorporate both states as free states and directly halt the expansion of slavery into the territories. Violence and bloodshed broke out as pseudo-militia groups attacked one another in a low scale civil war.
This specific revolt took place in late August of 1831 in Virginia. A slave known as Nat Turner, spiritually convinced it was his personal duty to overthrow the entire system of slavery, began by killing his master and his whole family. Gathering more and more slaves desiring to be free, the uprising rapidly grew. The rebels gradually moved on to destroying neighboring plantations. However, the following morning a larger group put down the revolt and Turner went into hiding (Gresko 236).
The whites would call out African Americans by saying racist things and not accept them more than slaves. Also, they were beaten by the British soldiers. Along with that, the British soldiers “burned and looted, and pulled down the houses of free blacks who underbid their labor in the area.” (Nash
Turner along with his band of about 70 slaves where going from one house to another killing every family. They would use knifes and clubs as weapons to kill around 50 whites. A militia force had to intervene to stop the revolt. Later all the slaves along with Nat Turner would get executed. Sadly the rebellion had caused even tighter laws on slavery and many states had even banned people from teaching blacks how to read and wright because they saw that the key factor in this revolt was the intelligence of Turner.
The KKK treated the African Americans badly such as they would either drive by and burn down houses and other buildings and in the proces murder tons of African Americans. They would bully and be violent. When a african american tryed to vote they would be beat and bullied and be called names. Even though they were freed they were not actually freed because they could not do anything. They started flourishing because Native American William J. Simmons founded a new incarnation on Thanksgiving night on top of the Stone Mountain.