Rosa Parks: Rosa Parks is known as the “ Mother of the Civil Rights Movement”. She didn’t give her seat to a white man which led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott to end segregation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: King would write, speak in public and organized non-violent protests to bring attention to the racial discrimination.
For example, In 1960 some African Americans walked into a diner where it was only a “Whites Only” so they sat there till they were served. Many people mostly white made racial slurs to them and poured their drinks on the African American Students. Then it got national attention it was on newspapers, people saw what was going on. They should 've defended themselves but wanted to be treated equally. Malcolm X said that people should start defending themselves because people are being violent to the people that aren’t being violent: “ Every time you pick up your newspaper, you see where one of these things has written into it that I 'm advocating violence.
Even though Mary Surratt was hanged she still deserved a better sentence as she did not get a fair trial against her. Mary Surratt was never included in the assassination, because evidence from Kingseed’s article, “Booth also left behind evidence exculpating Mary in the assassination.” Also a testimony from Lewis Paine, otherwise known as Lewis Powell from Jame Swanson’s book Chasing Lincoln’s
Stop and Frisk has been a controversial issue since it was first enacted in 1964. Stop and Frisk is a officer protection procedure where a person is stopped for what the officer deems "reasonably suspicious" and then if needed the officer will frisk the person for weapons. The part that has been deemed controversial and what had many departments in hot water was the fact that many of the citizens were being stopped solely on their race and because they were in a bad part of town. Former Mayor Bloomberg of New York City rejected the idea of the courts when they declared stop and frisk as unconstitutional. He accused the judge of not giving the city a fair trial and said they would appeal the ruling so that they could allow the current stop and frisk procedures to continue.
It started after Rosa Parks, who was a secretary of the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter, had refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery bus. She was then arrested after. For 381 days, activists coordinated a bus boycott, which placed a severe economic strain on the public transit system and downtown business owners. This was because the majority of people using the buses were colored people rather than whites.These activists chose Martin Luther King Jr. to be their leader and the official spokesperson for this protest. Because of events like the Bus Boycott and the March on Washington, which were non-violent protests, they were able to help bring about such landmark legislations like the
The event of her disobedient refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a public bus caused controversy and helped launch nationwide efforts of progression to end the segregation of public facilities. Due to her way of standing up for what she believed in, segregation came to an end. Another example of disobedience and rebellion to show program is Anne Frank. Frank and her family
In 1921, a white elevator operator claimed that an African American man had assaulted her and without any further investigating, the man was arrested. Whites were very outraged about the elevator incident and began to act on their anger. They set African Americans’ homes on fire and vandalized their businesses nearly destroying the entire community. As for African Americans, they were all imprisoned for over a week. An average of three hundred people was killed and over eight hundred were treated for injuries.
She led a group of women to vote illegally in Rochester, New York. After two weeks, Anthony and 14 other women were arrested because they had no legal right to vote. She was charged 100 USD as a punishment, but she refused to pay. In 1900, Anthony was eighty years old and she retired as the President of the National Woman Suffrage Association. She said that she knew the victory would come, but it would not come while she still alive.
Imagine that you are of the minority, sitting on a city bus, and asked to move. Do you move or do you hold your ground? For this one woman, she held her ground. She resisted the law and risked getting arrested, all to make a point. She did it not only for herself but for her fellow African Americans as well.
On her way home from soccer practice one night, when four men surrounded her and dragged her back to the football stadium. She recognized her attackers. One by one, the men raped her, beating her unconscious and leaving her for dead. The next morning, Mvuleni came round, looking violated and taunted by her terrifying experience. The last thing they said to her before she passed out was "After everything we're going to do to you, you're going to be a real woman, and you're never going to act like this again".
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The night she called the cops and got slapped for it. The night that she lost all of her friends. On page 74 when she talks about "its face" she 's referring to her rapist, Andy (Beast) Evans. Those two quotes connect because she was raped by "IT" on "that night." "It" meaning Andy on the night of the party.
Despite being afraid of what happened, he freed himself, his family and other slaves from captivity aboard a Confederate slave ship that was in transit overseas. After this, during and after the Civil War, he became a politician and a ship captain. He showed how even in a nightmare situation, you can still overcome. The lady known as Claudette Colvin was also a person who decided to go against the rules of bus transit for African Americans, not Rosa Parks. In Montgomery, she was only 15 years old when she refused to give up her seat on a bus and was carried away by 2 police officers and taken to an adult prison to be booked.
Even more miners rebelled when Sid Hatfield was murdered in a surprise attack by detectives outside of a courthouse (Sid was there to face charges for sabotaging a coal mine). Miners marched on the state capitol led by the union organizer “Mother” Jones, and from there decided to free the imprisoned miners and force the mine owners to allow unionization in the non-unionized
They were arrested and went to court in the Ontario Courthouse, Canandaigua, New York. She got no jail time and refused to pay the $100 fine. During this time, her work got the University of Rochester to accept women in 1900. Although she passed before there was a change, fourteen years after her passing, her work granted women the right to vote. Her work paved the road for women to fight for their rights and beginning the fight to be equal to men.“The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball - the further I am rolled the more I gain.” In conclusion, Susan B. Anthony created her own world that showed the men and women are equal and her compassion for the movement gave women in better lives.