. On January 30th, 1835, Andrew Jackson was nearly assassinated. The assassinator, Richard Lawrence, was an house painter, and went up to Andrew Jackson as he left a funeral in the House chamber of the Capitol building. The Lawrence shot at him, and he missed the shot.
“The JFK assassination was the seminal national event in the lives of the Baby Boomer generation.” (Donald Jeffries) The tragic incident that happened in 1963 will never be forgotten, but somehow good things came from it. John F. Kennedy was a strong man and did what he believed was right. He changed the nation before and after his death.
Aside from the overarching context and the social/political contribution, the ten-point program challenged the very nature of liberalism and liberal politics in the U.S during the 1960s; which I find the most telling and I wish to reveal why this make the program the most important document of the period. When the Black Panthers came to the front of the national stage, through a combination of media attention and the challenging of the political system; they militarised black nationalism to an extent that was never seen before. The militancy of the Panthers, combined with a social justice program that put immense pressure on the government, in effect challenged the modern liberalism that was established under President Roosevelt with the New Deal and mirrored by President Johnson with his ‘Great Society’. The Panther’s ten-point program and how the enacted it; challenged the liberal dialogue of the 1960s by revealing some keys flaws in it. One of these exposures was that when a black radical group challenged and posed a threat to white-consensus-based liberals in government.
An NAACP field worker, the Reverend George Lee, was shot and murdered at point blank range while driving in his car after attempting to vote in Belzoni. A few weeks later in Brookhaven, Lamar Smith was shot and murdered, ahead of the county courthouse in broad daylight and before witnesses, after casting his vote. Both were active in black voter registering ambitions. No one was detained in association with either murder. This incident wasn’t the first but it was one of the most well known as the image of the brutalized face of Emmett Till was publicised.
My 8th grade research paper is on the Assassination of President William McKinley. In Buffalo at this time of age the Pan American Exposition was in the movement. This involved change in technology, change in the amount of currency, resources and also there was land going from Delaware Avenue to Elmwood Avenue and then to northward and lastly Great Arrow Ave. My essay is about President McKinley being shot and also why and what happened with this event.
I decided to further dig into this man, and his involvement with the Black Panthers and their affect on Chicago. Fred Hampton was deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (democracynow.org). While doing further research, i began
The O.J. Simpson trial was a trial that was seen across the nation. Therefore, everyone was watching this trial to see what would happen and as we know evidence plays a major part in getting the correct verdict in a trial. Now some of the physical evidence that was found was some hair evidence on a cap as well as on Ron Goldman shirts. There were some cotton fibers consistent with the carpet in the Bronco that O.J. was riding in on a glove at his Rockingham residence as well as at the Bundy residence. Furthermore, there was blood dropped by the killer at Bundy and it was noted that it was the same type as Simpson and he had fresh cuts on his left hand a day after the murder. There is also the fact that there was blood found in the Bronco, foyer,
Throughout history, the failure of the government to protect black people from ruthless enforcement officers, forced blacks to act in their own interests. During the 1930s, the National Negro Congress organized massive rallies against police brutality, the Black Panther was created to stem the tide of police abuse, and in the 1970s the Congress of African Peoples sponsored the “Stop Killer Cops” Campaigns (Fitzgerald, 2007). The list goes on and on of groups and campaigns that African Americans formed to protect themselves from white supremacy and most importantly police brutality. Although some observers claim that racial profiling doesn’t exist, there are an abundance of stories and statistics that document the
As Harrop Freeman, a Professor of Law with over three different degrees from Cornell, said, “On the one side of the balance is the long history of Negro non-violence and a strong pacifist leadership; on the negative side is the poverty, injustice, police and civilian brutality of the section in which the Negro is brought up. I hope for this great period of change to be achieved non-violently. But I cannot escape the very real chance of non-violence escalating into violence and the necessity of society being understanding and tolerant.” While it is not absolutely negative, this example shows that there is a negative side to peaceful
John Peterson is 85 years old African American male that was born in Chicago and moved to Minneapolis Minnesota at the age of twenty. Throughout my interview with John, I was able to learn and gather some information regarding key historical events that took place in United States. Most importantly, he shared the impact those events had on his life and people around him. John was 38 years old when Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated. Therefore, he was knowledgeable about civil right movements and racial problems that took place. In fact, John and many of his black friends participated in massive wave riots in Washington DC to express their anger regarding the assassination. According to John, many black across United States felt helpless
His can-do attitude is shown after the riot when African Americans begin to arm themselves and fight back. The author focuses on these two to prove the point that the African American people, while able to make decisions for themselves, were heavily influenced by the media, fear, and black leaders of their
In Chapter 1 of The Wilmington Ten, Janken wrote about how students from all-white high schools could have been dispersed into all-black high schools in Wilmington, North Carolina in order to help integrate the school system. Instead, only students from the all black high school were dispersed into two different all-white high schools because the community good was defined by what was acceptable to whites. This is relevant to the course theme of critically assessing the significance of events in North Carolina’s African American history because “white privilege” is very prominent in today’s time. For example, Americans of color are far more likely to be victims of law enforcement officers than white Americans. There has been a plethora of killings of African Americans by police
Kalissa Rogers The Trial of all Trials:The O.J. Simpson Murder Case The case of the century, the one that everyone made sure to keep up on through the many months it was on; “People of the State of California vs. Orenthal James Simpson.” This case is one that nobody will forget. There were many months of blood, sweat, and tears put in by both sides for the final verdict, O.J. Simpson had been found not guilty. It all started on June 12, 1994 at around ten P.M. when Nicole Brown- Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered(Linder).
Emmett Till, a 14 year old African-American, was brutally murdered racists. When Emmett was little he had a slight studded due to polio. He was born on July 25, 1921 and lived in Chicago, Illinois with his mother, Mamie Till Mobley. Emmett went to visit family in Money, Mississippi where he supposedly whistled at a white women and was brutally murdered after. Though he went to a segregated school he, he faced little racism compared to those in the south. J.W Milam and Roy Bryant, Emmett’s attackers, savagely assassinated Emmett Till, yet he did not get justice. Roy Bryant was the store clerk’s husband and J.W his half brother, these two shot and tortured Emmett and shot him in the head. After the murder when the trail was held the two murderers
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center – You offer a great chance to inform people of African American history in Charlottesville without the sugar coating you find in schools. But you state that we are in a post-racial society, so how can we trust that you understand African American heritage if you don’t understand the present times. Do not tell me that we are “post-racial” just because the white man traded in ropes on trees for bullets in guns and the white hoods for blue uniforms. Do not tell me that we are “post-racia”l when the white man makes up 72% of drug users while the black man makes up 60% of drug prisoners. Do not tell me that we are “post-racial” until you explain why the black man does time for the white mans crime.