In 1916-1918 blacks were manipulated in being offered better living arrangements and job opportunities which never happened. In efforts to try and make a change some blacks began moving into the white areas. This triggered the whites, and they showed out unleashing a lot of violent and malicious behavior. In July of 1919 Eugene Williams a young black teenager floated into the whites area of of Lake Michigan, Williams was stoned and drowned. After this event African Americans finally stood their grounds for equality in the Riot of 1919.
Much of the LGBT community was made up of teenagers. “Parents in the old days actually threw their children out with the clothes they were wearing when they found out they were gay.” Rejected as outcasts in a society of prejudice and discrimination against minority groups, suicide and homeless rates ran high in the LGBT community as many felt they had nowhere else to turn to. The gay community seemed to be a lost cause in their fight for equality. The Stonewall Inn and Mafia Corruption When the Stonewall Inn Restaurant closed after a fire in the mid 1960s, a mafia leader by the name Fat Tony purchased, renovated and turned the space into a gay bar. The
The city of Chicago was so flammable because almost the entire city was made out of wood. Even buildings that claimed to be fire proof were destroyed. The fire killed hundreds of people and destroyed almost the entire city. Even though the fire was one of the largest disasters in U.S history, Chicago reborn from the ashes and build again making the city one of the most
But while The Jungle has long been associated with food production (and its disgustingness), the book is actually a much broader critique of early twentieth-century business and labor practices in the rapidly growing cities of the United States. By the time The Jungle was published at the turn of the century, the massive flow of poorer European immigrants into the United States over the previous half-century had changed the demographics of American cities. Many of these immigrants lived in overcrowded, run-down tenement buildings with no access to clean water or proper sewage systems (source). Having come to
The amount of pollution which hit this particular area was large. The main source that the pollution came from was the factories. Between the 1950’s and 60’s the factories were releasing large amounts of gases, smoke and litter all on the streets and some even entered the waters. Development and infrastructure was also a major change. The development of the stadiums, parks, houses, warehouses have taken up the area of the wetland, reducing its size.
Many of the rural population migrated into cities for jobs, while immigrants from Europe also added to the growth of the cities. As a result, from 1860 to 1900 alone, the number of urban areas in the United States expanded fivefold (Source 2). The immigrants who desperately needed employment and the greed of factory owners made the rise of sweat shops astonishing. Around the country low-paid immigrants, including women and children, worked for excessively long
The underrepresentation of the lowers classes caused them to March on Washington because they were arrested and sent home, being ignored once again by the government. The increasing numbers of the unemployed caused tension between social classes, one example being the march to Washington, led by Jacob Coxey, an American politician from Ohio. They crowd demanded the federal government to pay 500 million dollars to fund public works programs to create jobs, ending with the protest leaders being arrested, and the crowd being sent home. Wilson-Gorman Tariff (1894)- The Wilson-Gorman tariff is on the first level of good because the government finally recognized the lower class struggle, and provided financial help to those in debt. The Wilson-Gorman Tariff was a response to the government borrowing 65 million dollars from J.P. Morgan, in order to stop the “gold drain”, after Cleveland removed the Sherman Silver Purchase, which the people interpreted as the government favoring rich eastern bankers.
Being though Martin Luther King was assassinated during this film, African Americans started more riots all over the country to fight for justice. In order for African Americans to earn money, they worked as sanitation workers better known as slaves. As time went on two men that were workers were ran over by a garbage truck and died. Being though they died, 1300 African Americans walked off the job and went on strike. They went on strike because they had enough and they refused to put up with it anymore.
In 1955 racial segregation continued in the Southern region of America. African Americans protested non-violent wars, but were not lucky enough at that time. Second, leaders like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. Andrew Goodman, Malcolm X and many others fought like a lion but without violence. Rosa Parks took a stand on a bus, instead of giving her seat up like she was “supposed” to she sat their protesting. This serious action led to the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott which lasted more than a year.
Homelessness in New York City has undoubtedly changed tremendously since the 1990’s. In 2015 today it is no secret that there is a huge homelessness crisis in New York City. We see them on most if not every train ride either asking for money, food or in a corner using the rain as a form of shelter. Often time’s people look down upon homeless people and think they all have mental or drug issues or didn't work hard enough to make it on this place where people come to so called have a better life. Although it might be true that these homeless people might acquire these issues it is imperative for us to understand how to go to the positions they are in today.
A huge line of black people would line up in protest. The deputes came too, keeping them from getting water or food the entire time. From seven to four thirty, Everyone would line up in 95 degree weather without water or food. After JFK Died, John made a protest where everyone in the protest would buy a share of the dobbs corporation, and when they went to eat there, they were denied service to their own diner. He recruited many staffers, but before they could do anything, three went missing.
“They burned down white own tire company that burned on for days and nights, and all you could see was smoke from it all the way in uptown Miami.” (Floyd). “The actions that the National guard did was arrest the rioters.” (Donnie). 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.
By the 1980’s, Atlanta was rapidly expanding past the point of containment, and quickly exploded with a mass immigration of penniless merchants. It wasn’t until 1993, with the construction of Georgia 400 was Atlanta alleviated from this rapid migration into the city (Huff). Georgia 400 offered the citizens of Atlanta, primarily those who could afford the new BMW 325i convertible, an escape from all the caged madness that was offered by overpopulation such as longer wait times at The Varsity or an extended five minutes to their trips to The Fox Theatre. In time, many of the Bentley owners migrated away from the crowding city and took their precious tax dollars away to invest into other counties. West Forsyth High School and the other schools in Forsyth now began to provide students with a library and could build a football field.
When they were living in Montgomery, Alabama, African Americans struggled with having civil rights. After Rosa Parks’ arrest for not giving up her seat on a bus, activists boycotted the bus until they could have their rights. The activists made or chose Martin Luther King as their official spokesperson during this time. Once the Supreme Court put out a law that requires everyone to sit together on the bus, Martin had the national spotlight
The dramatic economic expansion that American experienced during industrialization led to the creation of the extremely poor and the extremely rich. During the Progressive Era, New York faced overpopulation distribution and overcrowding of living arrangements in the city due to the migration. Inevitably, the class division in terms of the economy and social amongst the people made it impossible for Americanization of becoming together as a nation. Jacob Riis, and immigrant himself, a photojournalist and most important, a social reformer exposed the abuse and poor treatment of the tenements in New York City through his work How the Other Half Lives. He utilized the use of flash photograph, allowing him to capture and communicate in a very specific