The story of Ronald Gene Simmons. On the 22nd of December, 1987 the worst mass murder in Arkansas history took place. A man by the name of Ronald Gene Simmons went on a killing spree. He started off by killing his wife, kids, and his three year old granddaughter, but it didn’t stop there. He killed his family and quite a few harmless townspeople because he went insane, because why else would you kill harmless people?
A little while after he returned to his home, he started killing. It started when he woke up to his partner who was beaten to death in the bed next
Although slavery was declared over after the passing of the thirteenth amendment, African Americans were not being treated with the respect or equality they deserved. Socially, politically and economically, African American people were not being given equal opportunities as white people. They had certain laws directed at them, which held them back from being equal to their white peers. They also had certain requirements, making it difficult for many African Americans to participate in the opportunity to vote for government leaders. Although they were freed from slavery, there was still a long way to go for equality through America’s reconstruction plan.
Malcolm X once said “Early in life [he] had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.” The Black Panther Party lived by this quote. The party rose from the foundations of Malcolm X. The party was much different from other civil rights movements. They went by direct confrontation.
The New York Draft Riots of 1863 was a gruesome manslaughter that lasted for 5 days and there were none-stop destruction. Rioters took over and burned government buildings and buildings where the drafts were taken place. The Draft Riots lasted until July 11-16 in 1863. The draft riots can also be known as draft week. During this time only men from the ages twenty to forty-five were able to fight in the war.
People just believe that they are superior to another because of their complexion. Racism did not always exist, people believe that it was stemmed during the slavery period almost six hundred and twenty years ago. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a world-wide symbolic figure who suffered many years trying to discontinue the violence in South Africa during the apartheid era. Many activists strived for equality and protection as promised in the constitution. It is believed that it will take possibly a millennium before racism can be oppressed.
Accused of ignoring their employees’ safety, Triangle owners Blanck and Harris were charged with manslaughter. During the three week trial angry citizens screamed, “Murderers! Murderers! Make them suffer for killing our children!” Lawyers argued that Blanck and Harris kept all of the Triangle doors locked during the workday, therefore causing many of the deaths.
Essay 3: Dead or Alive In the essay The Fourth State of Matter, a tragedy has occurred at Jo Ann Beard’s work .Gang Lu, a physicist, shot six co-workers out of spite and took his own life because he felt guilty. According to The Pro Quest Staff, each year in the United States thousands of teens commit suicide. Gun control measures are not answer to preventing mass shootings; it all comes down to a choice, bad mental state of mind, and the outcome that can affect many lives by one action.
Within days, Capone was forced to testify before a jury of the federal Prohibition Law. The families of Capone’s victims were horrified that someone would kill their loved ones. Capone’s victims were killed in the space of 7 years (1923-1930) , which were also the years that he was the leader of the powerful Five Point Gang. He wished o take revenge on all the people he hated and those who stole and hijacked him from his illegal liquor business that he ran during the 1920s.
This rebellion was caused by the oppression of the Herero people, who reacted to this by starting a revolt against the German leaders. They began by killing people and setting buildings on fire causing Germans to flee to other cities for protection. The violence lasted for about a week but was shut down when the government violently cut down the resistant. In fleeing, “the Herero people were scattered and many of them died of starvation and thirst as they fled through the Omaheke desert,” and “about 12 000 of the remaining Herero were forced to surrender and were placed in concentration camps where medical experiments as well as daily executions took place” (“Herero Revolt 1904-1907”). This event alone caused the death of 80% of the Herero people in Namibia (“Herero Revolt
On April 4, 1968, Dr. King Jr. was assassinated by a sniper outside his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee. His death, along with robert Kennedy was a major loss in Civil Rights’ leadership. Robert Kennedy was a former attorney general and presidential candidate who was assassinated shortly after winning California presidential primary with a campaign that pledged to bring the races together. After Dr.King’s death people to be shocked and outraged, resulting in riots in more than 130 cities.
On December 2nd, an incident happened in San Bernardino that shocked the nation. Although, we see a shooting on the news almost daily, the 2015 San Bernardino shooting that killed fourteen people and harmed twenty-two others still took America to a shock. The shooting consisted of two people, who happened to be married and had a six-month-old child, went into a mental hospital facility and opened fire on the patients and staff that worked or lived there. The male of the couple happened to work for the hospital but nobody knows the motive behind why the couple did what they did.
There are about 5,000 to 8,000 members in the U.S. today. Trial of Josephus Anderson was when an African American was charged with murder of a white police officer. The local KKK was upset because they didn’t reach a verdict, they believed that they couldn’t because some of the jury members were African American On May 17th, 2000, the FBI announced the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing was done by the KKK splinter group (Cahaba Boys). There were 4 men involved Robert Chambliss, Herman Cash, Thomas Blanton and Bobby Cherry. Cash was dead, Blanton and Cherry were arrested.
Oklahoma City Bombing “On April 19th, 1995 one of the worst bombings happened on American soil.” Two ex Military Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh were planning a terrorist attack in Oklahoma City.(History.com) They had set diesel fuel and bombs in a truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building by pillars.(JamestownPublisher) McVeigh was angry at the U.S. government with citizens and politics. Nichols and McVeigh had planned this for a few months.
From the beginning of Africana Studies, my mind and eyes were exposed to different ideas and viewpoints. Connections were made that I had never considered before and the harsh realities of life were placed directly in front of me. All the while breaking down perceptions of my own I entered the course with. I had always thought of camouflage as something worn by either the military or those that hunted. It was a pattern used to serve a purpose with a utilitarian aspect.