On November 16, 1972, student protestors at Southern University A&M College located in Baton Rouge took place at the campus's administration building. To remove the protestors, deputies and the state police tossed tear gas canisters into the building, which the people threw back out of the windows. Two students were killed during the protest, Denver A. Smith and Leonard D. Brown.
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. The only people that were able to avoid this law were the rich because they had to pay three hundred dollars to not get drafted and have their name completely out of the picture. People who worked and had kids also had to participate in this law. The men drafted changed from 26,000 men to 12,000 men. 10,000 men were stationed in
Before Columbine there was never much want or need for major school security. Students could often come and go as they pleased without having to answer to an officer or teacher, and threats by students weren’t taken seriously. Most schools had no officers on duty and only a handful of security cameras around the school. They didn’t have regular lockdown drills for emergencies, and they were not prepared for such a tragedy. Before Columbine nobody would have though two upper-middle class children could actually commit such a heinous and random act such as slaughtering their classmates without remorse. Immediately after the incident almost every school in the nation had several officers on patrol in their halls. They changed the security cameras to where they could see every crevice of the school, including the parking lots. As technology continues to advance the nation utilizes the new gadgets and and electronics to have one of the best security systems in the world. Unfortunately no matter how advanced the nation’s security is there is always someone somewhere that is two steps ahead of everybody
On the evening of July 31, 1966 Whitman went to study at his mother’s airconditioned apartment minutes later he shot and killed her. After returning home, while his wife was asleep, he stabbed her to death and wrote letters to whomever may finds her body. A day later, on August 1, 1966, Whitman, along with a collection of weapons and supplies stored in a trunk, entered the University of Texas tower, wearing overalls. During his climb to the tower’s observation deck, he fatally injured a receptionist and killed two innocent bystanders. Once he reached the deck, he began shooting at the people below. As students and faculty members begin to hear gunshots and see others struck, they begin to run for their lives not knowing that some of them would not make it out alive. Charles Whitman killed a total of fifteen individuals and wounded another thirty-one more. The Riot lasted
Civil rights refers to fighting for equal rights between blacks and whites. It is an important part of history. From time to time, people have been fighting for civil rights for blacks in whites in the mid 1900’s. In fact, Bloody Sunday was probably one of the most important events to have an impact on history for civil rights. Everyday, people struggle to be treated equally and civil rights make it possible for everyone black or white to be treated equally. As a result of Bloody Sunday, this event helped blacks speak up and be heard.
I have seen how a tragedy like this can hurt the victim, friends and family and an entire school system. This act was created with a specific target in mind and there were several warning signs that the school and friends of the attacker should have picked up on. He had given clues such as telling people to stay home from school and asked what would happen if a specific wing of the school was shut down. This incident was contained in under 6 minutes, but those 6 minutes continue to run through the minds of everyone who was effected that
Media Portrayal of School Shootings,” “the researchers analyze 157 articles that mention Columbine and out of these 157 articles, only 33 contain detailed information on the event itself. The remaining 124 only make references to Columbine.” When a new shooting occurs, the media would often recall old case, such as “Columbine”, as their reference. Nevertheless, they would not explain the detail of the incident, they would only mention the name of the incident. Besides, the media’s purpose of doing this is they want to perpetuate the public fear. They use the tragedy of “Columbine” as a reminder to remind people the disastrous casualties and the miserable situation after the massacre. At the same time, their hype make people feel anxious and over exaggerate the threat of a school shooting incident in their community, this scare is not only affecting the society but also causes parents to fear the safety of their children in
Today many people around the world and even in the US are scared about the next shooting and where it will take place. Many states don 't allow concealed carry on school grounds because they believe that the students are not ready for a responsibility like carrying a gun. Eight states in the US allow concealed carry on campus because the state has voted on it and passed it through government. Other states such as Georgia have discussed the topic on concealed carry but very very will vote for it because they feel students and faculty are not ready for such a big responsibility.
On May 1, 1970, students at Kent State University were protesting President Nixon’s orders to bomb Cambodia. The protest gradually got out of hand, students were throwing bottles and rocks at police officers and lighting bonfires. On May 2, Ohio National Guard was ordered to Kent State to help maintain order. When the National Guard arrived, they discovered that the students had set the Reserve Officer Training Corps building on fire. On May 4, the National Guard fired tear gas at the students during a rally. Eventually, the soldiers open fire, killing 4 students and injuring 9 other students. The tragic event was heard about all across the U.S., sparking even more protests.
The Kent State shooting occurred on the 4th of May in 1970. There was a previous rally three days prior, and coming to a close, they decided to plan the next for the 4th. It was to be held at noon and once advisors had caught news they made it clear that this was to be prohibited. The students, adamant about this
It all started when John Dudley announced over the loudspeaker during morning announcements, “Carolyn Coefield has lost her red pocketbook. If anyone has found it, please return it to the office.” On cue everyone had stood up and walked out the main door, they had kept walking following the designated path(NCPEDIA). All students had marched from Adkin High School to Queen Street, then to the recreation center on Easy Bright Street(NCPEDIA). Some of the students had been carrying homemade signs that said thing like “Freedom,” “Equal Rights,” and “Education.”(NCPEDIA). All of the students had walked out, but one classroom did not. The 7th grade teacher who is unnamed, said to all of the students “You’re not going anywhere” and wouldn’t let any students out of their
"For the past ten years I have devoted myself to presenting people with the facts. What happened here was unforgivable, and the facts prove this."(“The). This was a quote was said by Alan Canfora who was a survivor. Alan was shot on May 4th, 1970 at the Kent State massacre("The). The Ohio National Guard came to Kent State University because the students there were holding an anti-war rally(PUBLISHED). The Ohio National Guard shot 13 students that day(PUBLISHED).
The school system was not always the way it is now. It was not schools that were mixed with every race under one building sitting next to each other getting the same education. In 1954 the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional for schools to be segregated, in the case of Brown v Board of Education. This paper will argue that the Little Rock nine played a pivotal moment in history by leading to desegregation and bringing into light the social injustices during that time for African American students.
The Salem Witch Trials and The Kent State Shooting are two similar incidents. Both in which many lives were taken when they did nothing wrong and many arrests were made daily and school was closed down for six weeks.Trials were held for several weeks. The guards were even scared for their lives. Universities had to shut down due to the shooting. During the Kent State shooting four kids died. People were going on strikes to make changes due to this horrible event.
Colorado is an incredible state with astronomically panoramic that views that some people believe are the most beautiful sights in the world, cascading over the entire region. It became a state on August 1, 1876, and since then this region has been through a lot over the years and some of these scenes have not always been beautiful. Unfortunately there have been some not so pleasant sights. One of these horrific sights would include the Sand Creek Massacre.