Everything started to be tightened after the night of 18 February 1965, when the state troopers of Alabama suppress a peaceful march in Marion. During the suppression, an Alabama state trooper intentionally, in my opinion, shot Jimmie Lee Jackson when he tried to protect his mother from the violence of the state troopers. At the funeral of Jimmie L. Jackson, Doctor King mentioned in his speech that, “He was murdered by the brutality of every sheriff who practices lawlessness in the name of law. He was murdered by the irresponsibility of every politician, from governors on down, who has fed his constituents the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. He was murdered by the timidity of a federal government that can spend millions of dollars a day to keep troops in South Vietnam and cannot protect the rights of its own citizens seeking the right to vote.
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.
Grant 's death by police wasn 't the first nor the last that lead to a community uprising. Since then numerous other cases of police brutality have taken place such as the deaths of Trayvon Martin in Stanford, Florida, and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Oscar Grant was an unarmed 22-year-old African American male who was shot in the back while lying face down by a Caucasian BART officer in Oakland, California, on January 1, 2009. The officer claims that he believed he was tasering Grant but pulled the wrong weapon. Witnesses say that the officer immediately said that he thought Grant was reaching for a gun in his pocket and never said anything about pulling the wrong weapon as the event unfolded.
Discrimination and segregation played an important part in an African American’s place in white society. When African Americans would attempt to resist the segregation laws that were forced upon them, they would be punished. Over 1,400 black men and women were shot, burned or lynched for not following segregation laws. Race played a large part in Africans’ standing in White society. Race is what set the Africans apart from the Americans and that difference was the reason behind the large amounts of discrimination that they faced.
The history of the United State is one plagued by horrific human rights violation and abuse of African Americans. The Civil Rights movement started in 1954 and ended in 1968. The definition of Civil Rights movement was a mass protest movement against racial segregation and discrimination in the Southern United States. For years African Americans were subjected to mistreatment, violence, and put down by society. In Civil Rights movement African Americans impacted the nation, while marching for freedom caused violence, although Jim crow laws running rapid.
If it weren't for these prejudice thoughts, many people would be together united as one fighting to better one another. As Brent states in “Black Men and Public Space,” “the hatred he feels for blacks makes itself known to him through a variety of avenues - one being his discomfort with that ‘special brand of paranoid touchiness’ to which he says blacks are prone.” (514). Due to this fear of one another, it has brought much tension among many. This discrimination has been going on for many years and is what makes the United States divided. These many examples provided by Brent proved these exact points and showed the belitting of African Americans within Americas society.
When there are incidents of racism or discrimination against players, it is big news and the whole country knows about it. African Americans has had to deal with coming from a racist background in professional sports where they weren't even allowed to play professional sports to now where they are judged and still have to do with racism. It is unfair that African Americans have to deal with such demoralizing people and are not viewed as equal despite slavery, the civil rights movement and such things as that society still had racist views. However, we can use this to change society permanently. If we can get rid of racism in professional sports that's a start.
Civil rights was the most important reform during 1945 and 1980. The civil rights movement was a movement fighting for African-Americans equality, privileges, and rights. The Movement was centered around the injustice of African -Americans in the South. African American faced racial inequality, lack of economic opportunity, and unfairness in the political and legal processes. In the late 19th century, state and local governments imposed restrictions on voting qualifications which left the African community economically and politically powerless and passed segregation laws, known as Jim Crow laws.
Fortunately, there were people willing to fight about this. African Americans were not welcome in schools with white people for a very long time, until some people started battling for a change. The civil rights movement was a very important time in history for african americans. Many people died suffered but held on to hope to be able to have equality for everyone. During this time in history, new laws were created.
It has brought fans of all shapes, sizes and colors together in a state defined by race (Rankin). In the 60’s and 70’s there were many rules against blacks playing with white. Until 1963, it was a law in Alabama that whites and blacks could not play together on athletic fields (Berkow). Many Coaches and player use it as motivation to show others that what people are saying is wrong and want to show it on the field (Rankin). Actions against Alabama There have been multiple small boycotts on the idea.