(“Blacula”) Although Blacula is not very critically acclaimed, it did set the stage for future black vampires that we see in films such Vampire in Brooklyn, Queen of the Damned, and even Twilight. Now it may not be a big deal, in 1931 a black actor playing the main role in a movie would have been unheard of. Black actors in Hollywood were typically given very stereotypical roles, and it was not until the later half of the 1950’s where we saw black actors getting the chance to play a different type of character. (Afircan- Americans on
An in an interracial couple, Mildred Jeter a 17-year-old, was black and Richard Loving a 23-year-old, was white. After they got married in Washington D.C and returned in 1958, they were charged and jailed for their actions. The judge told them that they would be sent to prison for one year or they could leave the state for 25 years in exile. Later on, they got arrested for traveling together in Virginia, they were referred to the American Civil Liberties Union. The court ruling disapproved with states banning interracial marriage because it was unconstitutional.
It is a colossal failure. It nearly destroyed a generation of people. As the War on Drugs near 50 years, we know it was a massive failure. I am talking about the failed American Drug War and its negative effects on African-Americans. Let us never forget the moment when President Nixon’s former domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman revealed in an interview with Harper’s Magazine in 1994 that was published last year that, “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people”.
Most directors objective for entertainment were to redefine art and merge it into a more action-oriented form. Americans had right around 1965 more dramatic choices than ever before as television entertained and guerilla street theatre expressed antiwar and other themes for free. 1960s film/television and theatre were highly influential in the decade 's growth. The decade was full of many hardship and was a time of self discovery. Many drugs and psychedelics such as LSD were used at the time and made the 60s what it was.
“....She was charged with ‘refusing to obey orders of bus driver.’.... Her arrest became a rallying point around which the African American community organized a bus boycott in protest of the discrimination they had endured for years…. For a quiet act of defiance that resonated throughout the world, Rosa Parks is known and revered as the ‘Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.’” (“An Act of Courage”). Another event that took place to change society was “The Greensboro Sit-Ins.” Four black men, known as the “Greensboro Four,” got the idea for a sit-in from the fight for racial equality, and they “...had also been spurred to action by the brutal murder in 1955 of a young black boy, Emmett Till…” (“The Greensboro Sit-Ins”). Even though the four men were not given service, the men did not give up their seats.
Rosa Parks stood up for what she believed, or rather, sat down for what she believed. On the evening of December 1, 1955, Parks, an African American, chose to take a seat on the bus on her ride home from work. Because she sat down and refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, she was arrested for disobeying an Alabama law requiring black people to relinquish seats to white people when the bus was full. (Blacks also had to sit at the back of the bus.) Her arrest sparked a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system.
Well, one way they are connected is because Rosa Parks wouldn’t give her seat up to a white man, in To Kill a Mockingbird Tom Robinson was accused of rapping a white woman which he really didn’t do. Back then everyone was treated differently all the white and black people were separated. When you go one a school bus first 10 rows were saved for the white kids or adults and all the black people had to sit in the back or on the other side of the bus. No matter what the situation was between Rosa Parks and the white man, Rosa Parks was taken to court over her not giving her seat up to a white man. Tom Robinson was taken to court over a white woman accusing him of rapping her, she thought it would be nice to have Tom come over when he would walk by and have him fix something in her house.
and had had the roughest year of my life. It got to a point to where my probation officer would detain me for VOPs (Violation of Probation) for the smallest charges. I've never done any drugs or drank alchohol before, and I like to consider myself very smart. I get detained for "Not following the house rules" being "non co-operative with parents" Which are both violations of probation and you can be locked up for up to 2 weeks for each of those charges. A few days before my court day in juvey, I had heard some of the JSO's (Juvenile Security Officers) talking about a muslim kid who got arrested for allegedly bringing a clock to school, whenever it was obviously a bomb.
60 years ago in Montgomery, Alabama Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up on the bus to a white man, he told her he would have her asserted and she replied “You may do that” (Brinkley 2000). Rosa Parks was then arrested and fined. The events that led up to the arrest of Rosa Park changed the civil rights movement and the United States. It has nearly been 6 decades since Rosa Park’s arrest, and if you ask me our country is still dealing with racial justice issues. Mrs. Clinton recently spoke at an event honoring Rosa Parks saying, “There is something profoundly wrong when black men are disproportionately stopped and searched by the police, arrested or killed.”(New York Times).
Rosa Parks I have learned over the years that when one 's mind is made up, this diminishes knowing what must be done does away fear. According to reference.com Rosa Parks went to jail in December, 1, 1955. Rosa Parks says never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. Rosa was on the bus and tried to kick Rosa out of her seat because he thought he could because she was black. Rosa refused to move out of her seat and then the bus driver called the cops on Rosa.