(Wikipedia) According to the Washington post, “Researchers said they determined that 3,959 black people were killed in “racial terror lynchings” in a dozen Southern states between 1877 and 1950.”(Bernman) According to the National Park Service Wells "By documenting lynchings across the country, she raised awareness and challenged alleged white "superiority."(National Park
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.
Tupac’s poems were in response to police brutality and injustice. Causes of the LA Riots: Was sparked due to the unequal treatment of unarmed African Americans by LA police. There was a video released of 4 LA police officers beating an unarmed African-American motorist and the police officers were then acquitted. On March 3, 1991 Rodney King was brutally beaten by police officers for resisting arrests.
In “An American Dilemma”, Gunnar Myrdal calls attention to discrimination plaguing law enforcement and justice systems in the South during the mid 20th century. Although his volumes of work were written nearly twenty years prior to the A.C. Hall case, Myrdal highlights troubling patterns of law enforcement and criminal justice that clearly manifest in A.C. Hall’s death and the incident’s aftermath. Myrdal unpacks how southern law enforcement conditions are rooted in the disenfranchisement of black communities, with far reaching consequences for not only the political climate of the region, but also for the trends of justice served to black defendants and plaintiffs. In many areas of the south, local governments employed judges, prosecuting attorneys, court officials, and high ranking police officers based on local elections (rather than appointments) and this practice led to low professional standards among these positions.
In this PBS documentary, The murder of Emmett Till, Stan Nelson illustrates a racial hardship and crime against the African-American community. Lynching is a mob of Caucasian people that hang in African-American in a public place to show white supremacy. Emmett Tills murder trial was completely tried in a completely biased courtroom and there was even circumstantial evidence which places JW Millam and Roy Bryant kidnapping young Emmett Till, whose body was later found. I believe that in this murder and trial we see truly how far hatred and racism can rise by just one simple act. The murder of Emmett Till caused an uprise in the civil rights movement.
Both Ava DuVernay’s 13th and Frederick Douglass’s narrative draw many similar parallels between the systematic oppression of black people in modern times and in the 19th century. The scenes of police brutality in 13th especially reflects Douglass’s influence on DuVernay’s perspective. In these scenes, we see black people violently, and sometimes fatally, attacked by the police, who are meant to protect people. This random violence against the black community leads to an overwhelming sense of fear and distrust of authority. This fear mimics the fear Douglass felt when he witnessed the Captain’s cruelty during the scene of Aunt Hester’s torture in Douglass’s narrative.
One word, one word that describes a racial targeting in the 1930s that killed dozens and dozens of African Americans for mostly no reason, Lynching. In the 1930s African Americans were persecuted and lynched in various ways because they were accused of a crime that seems so small or not even a crime at all. Ida B. Wells was one woman that went out and after witnessing a tragedy used her resources to launch an anti-lynching campaign and teach others the horrors of lynching.
Although the Scottsboro trials was not a pivotal event in Black American history, it was an occasion which highlighted the severe injustice of the American legal system and prejudice that black Americans lived in. From 25th March 1931 when 9 black men allegedly gang raped two white girls on the Railroad from Chattanooga to Memphis, a numerous amount of trials, reversals and retrials occurred, the most in American history. Over the course of two decades the ‘Scottsboro boys’ were made celebrities by their struggle for justice by dividing Americas politics. The trials, which were originally conducted in front of an all white jury leading to 8 of the boys being sentenced to the death penalty, after they were represented by bias lawyers which made
There has been so many cases of law officials attacking and even killing young black males based on their ‘suspicions’ of illegal and violent activities. For example: Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and many others have all fallen victim to racial profiling by the police. Another example the movie ‘Fruitvale Station’ which was based on a true story, some black males had an altercation on the train and got off when the police were alerted. Although, they were guilty, all the police saw were black people who immediately fit their profile of crime suspects. So, without question, they were arrested and one was shot and died on the spot.
On August 9, 2014 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson. Crowds soon formed as the word of what happened travel across the world. This is like the shot her around the world in the American Civil War. With racial tension in America already at a high point, this event was a breaking point. Thinking back to the Civil Rights movement that went on for fifteen years this tragic event can be compared to that.
The Impact it had on the rioters was that the national guard and police arrested 600 people during the riot. “When President Jim Carey came into town when he was on the middle of the speech the rioters were about to start a riot and harm the president”(Donnie). These events made the Blacks realize we are hurting our comment and need to stop. All of those events lead up to the city realizing what damage they did to the community. During the time when Arthur McDuffie was beat to his death by Dade county police officers, an event of riots broke out in Dade county, these deadly events created very bad damage to the black community and caused more racial conflict in the community.
Sherwood has been known for years for racial profiling. So we will see what Chief Bedwell says when I ask him about the problems within the city. City of North Little Rock Police Chief Mike Davis will be interview on his thoughts of racial shootings. He will be asked about in the last 6 years they had 53 African Americans shoot by the police. Now saying that North Little Rock is always ranked high in the United States for crime every year especially murders.
In the aftermath, thousands of black protesters gathered at the scene of the bombing. When the police went to break up the protests, violence broke out across the city. Many people were arrested and two young African American men died before the National Guard was called in and restored order. Also, the bombing impacted the support to end segregation greatly and adding more support from many angry people because of the four innocent little girl’s
Two well known real life cases where this have been an issue is in the case of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. These two young African American young teens were killed after the shooting of white police officers, which raised an issue of police brutality. An we need to end police brutality in order to create a safe environment for everyone regardless of race or who