To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in the small quiet southern town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930's where the only excitement that happened was kids messing with the legend of Boo Radley. That was until a young African-American man, Tom Robinson, was accused of raping a white girl, but not just any white girl, but a Ewell. The oldest daughter from the poorest family in Maycomb county. Because of the place and time period, there was a lot of inequality between people, especially if your black. One of the people that suffered probably the most from inequality would be Tom Robinson.
Shots to his body by three members of the Nation of Islam ( Mini bio: Malcolm-X). The members were convicted with murder. Malcolm fought to obtain independence for african americans. He achieved that goal by african americans getting independence in the late 60’s and early 70’s. In summary, Malcolm-X got assassinated but all of his achievements and goals made a huge impact on the world.
On the other hand, under the leadership of Black Kettle, the Cheyene Indians had resoted to peaceful alliances with the US government and at a particular time he travelled to Denver with the aim of affirming his peaceful accords. However, on 29th November that year, after a night of heavy drinking, Chivington ordered the massacre of the Native Indians. The massacre majorly led to the deaths of children and women and since then it has been referred to as the Sand Creek
The Jonestown Massacre “Hurry my children, hurry, Jim Jones told his followers as they drank the poison that ended their lives”(Streissguth 1). James Warren Jones was an American religious leader who was born on May 13, 1931 and died on November 18, 1978. Jones soon became known as the leader of a cult called “ The People’s Temple”. Jim Jones initiated and was responsible for a mass murder and mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Mass murder and mass suicide committed by Jim Jones and the government as a part of the massacre are two theories surrounding the mystery behind “The Jonestown Massacre”.
He announced about the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and many more. One of the hardest news he had to tell was John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Walter Cronkite was the first newsman to announce that John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed. This announcement took place on November 22, 1963. Cronkite said that he “blinked in disbelief at what he had read.” He said that this day was “a slow day that burst into action when the first dispatches from Dallas went out.” They say that when Cronkite announced the death of Kennedy, he cried on the air.
Who was Ruby Bridges you may be wondering. Well today I will take you on a journey of what she went through when she went to an all-white school. She endured treacherous names and torture from her classmates. Even though she was called horrible names and even harassed she, still chose to go to school. Her dad did not like this and refused to let Ruby go to school but Ruby's mom talked him in to letting her go to school.
The Deep South made this a dream next to impossible to achieve because it was hard to graduate from high school, improbable to get into a college (most of them were whites only) and unheard of to get respectable employment opportunities. When Richard was working for the white woman’s household, she remarked. “You’ll never be a writer (...) who on earth put such ideas into your (...) head?” (Wright 147) The discrimination is eminent, however, whenever Richard is told that he cannot do something, it does not make him stop. He keeps going. When Aunt Addie humiliated him in front of the class he did not stop going to school.
The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery.” Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, or better known as Frederick Douglass, was an African-American who supported the abolition of slavery in the nineteenth century. Slave-born of an unknown father, Frederick Douglass taught himself how to write and read- even though it was a crime for black people to learn- and became one of the most eloquent orator, and writer during the nineteenth century. With his great passion of wanting to demolish slavery, he gained thousands and thousands of black people, and even white people, who supported him in the abolition of slavery. His antislavery not only reached the United States, but even Great Britain. Abandoned first by his mother and then by his grandmother, then passing through very
This book became known as “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. It highlighted the everyday horrors and injustices of slavery. The author Harriet Beecher Stowe took it upon herself to write this call for justice when reading a letter from her sister in Boston. Her sister had wrote of the terrible things she’d seen happen to African Americans during the time of the Fugitive Slave Act. She described “slave catchers prowling the streets, pouncing on African Americans without warning, breaking into their houses, destroying their shops and carrying them off.” (Appleby 290) She also told of white and African American Bostonians who rallied to resist the kidnappers.
Above the pulse of an acoustic guitar, Bob Dylan evokes the howling chant of a streetcorner newsboy: “William Zanzinger killed poor Hattie Carroll!…At a Baltimore hotel society gathering!” The 1963 song, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, eulogizes the eponymous Hattie Carroll, an African-American barmaid “killed for no reason” by a white aristocrat. The repetitive melodic phrases demand my attention, and force me to consider Baltimore’s present-day racial tensions—or rather, the country’s tensions. In the wake of the Baltimore riots and the Ferguson riots, the deaths of Freddie Gray and Michael Brown, I listen to the ballad and wonder, “What has changed?” Though we may beat the drum of progressivism, what progress can we claim in the face of continued injustice or, at the very least, perceived injustice? In the era of segregation, Zanzinger was found guilty of manslaughter; yet in our time, guilty verdicts are few, and the public remains conflicted, rushing to define the parties involved as victims and killers, or as criminals and heroes.
At 12:30, there was a loud bang, preceded by another. First the governor was shot, and then the president. At that moment, Mrs. Kennedy was filled with unbearable pain, which was shared by the whole entire nation. The governor made it out alive, but at 1:00 pm on November 22, 1963, at the Dallas Parkland Hospital, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was pronounced dead. (History.com) JFK’s assassination was extremely unjust due to his great contributions to the ending of segregational laws and other problems this country faced at that period in history.
In chapter 25, we sadly learn that Tom Robinson died in an attempt to escape prison. -Summary for Ch. 26-31 (AT LEAST FOUR SENTENCES): During the final chapters, things become intense in Maycomb. In chapter 26 Scout learns about Adolf Hitler and ask Atticus why her teacher hates Hitler for hating the jews, whenever she hates black people. In chapter 27, Scout gets put into a pagnet for Mrs. Merriweather, making her be a pork for one of the things that Maycomb is known for.
The article titled, “Govt. Powerless To Interfere Says Attorney General”, showed the unwillingness of the federal government to outlaw lynchings. Senator Robert F. Wagner had sent Attorney General Homer Cummings, a telegram, to look into the events of two lynchings in Mississippi and Georgia. According to one report, a mob shot and killed an African-American blacksmith named Tom Green for killing his white boss due to a wage dispute. Another was the death of a 60-year-old black man named John Dukes, who was killed by whites in revenge for Dukes shooting a white constable.
The white citizens rebelled against this, they rebelled by treating her with hatred rooted in prejudice (Ruby Bridges.) When they pulled up to the school people were shouting and there were barricades (Bridges.) As Ruby entered the school she was protected by four armed federal marshals and her mom (Ruby Bridges.) Every day angry crowds greeted Ruby (Turner.) Ruby thought it was Mardi Gras when she pulled into the school.
The MLK unit showed me a lot about my interests and non interests. Although, the Emmett Till situation is what grabbed my attention. It was typical during the 1950 's for blacks to be killed, but what stood out the most is when his mother requested to have an open casket at his funeral. She wanted everyone to see what they had done to her 14-year old boy. Emmett 's case became representative of the disparity of justice for blacks in the South.The 1955-56 Montgomery Bus Boycott, a protest against segregated public facilities in Alabama, was led by Martin Luther King Jr. and lasted for 381 days.