This confidence was shattered in 1968. Where Viet Cong fighters attacked over 100 cities and tied down a larger US and South Vietnamese force in just 2 days. Which caused the US to question their involvement in Vietnam. Initially, Vietnam was to be the symbol of fighting communism it became a symbol defeat. Thousands of newspapers and television displayed the horrors of the war causing protests in the US.
They decided to meet on October 17th to burn down Bentley’s hotel and receive justice. The three diggers that burnt the hotel to the ground were arrested and convicted for arson. 10,000 diggers met to petition the release of the three diggers, on November 11. They also demanded the abolition of the diggers licence which lead to an outcome. On November 29, a bigger meeting was organised.
The Greensboro Sit-Ins You are one of the many people to enter your local Woolworth’s to join the protests. That was a very common situation in February of 1960. Sit-Ins became a highly influential factor in Civil Rights. They were created and popularized in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1960, during the Greensboro Sit-Ins. The Greensboro Sit-Ins were a series of protests led by four young black college students that were committed to equality in civil rights.
Contrary to popular belief, the first largest race riot in Detroit on June 20th, 1943, was started by whites. World War II was underway which created more needs than the average company could produce. Jobs were being created as a result for the need of supplies. As the leading industry of manufacturing, Detroit was transformed into production of war vehicles and needs. Recruiters traveled to the south in promotion of
He has seen countless people slaughtered by war. The text, "Babes in Arms," depicts this when it states, "We walked around the village and killed everyone who came out of the huts." This is a horrific thought. This sentence is just foul and supports my thought of war traumatizing
In April 1968, Martin Luther King on the night before his assassination had told a group of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee: “We’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis. We’ve got to see it through”. On 1 February 1968, two Memphis garbage collectors, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, were crushed to death by a malfunctioning truck. Twelve days later, frustrated by the city’s response to the latest event in a long pattern of neglect and abuse of its black employees, 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike.
They wrecked parked cars and smashed store windows. This is known as “The Days of Rage”, The first demonstration of the Weathermen, or as many people know now as The Weather Underground. (Chicagotribune.com). There were over 250 people arrested and about 34 injured. (The New York Times).
This issue stretches internationally across the world amongst a variety of different countries. For example, last year in Bangladesh, Garment workers rioted in the street blocking many roadways and even setting factories on fire in some cases all because they wanted a higher minimum wage, an increase to around $104.00 a month. Another example, Haitian workers recently undertook a walkout from a large amount of different apparel plants completely shutting down the country’s assembly sector for 2 days. This was all in effort to get a new minimum wage of $12.00 a day. This just goes to show that minimum wage issues are vastly different internationally.
Over the years, The Auschwitz Concentration camp has become synonymous with death, inhumanity, and evil. This particular camp was the largest mass murder site in human history. The camp claimed victims of all ethnicities, but Jews were the main group that the Nazis were trying to eradicate. Out of the many concentration camps set up by the regime, Auschwitz was the most lethal one of them all. Millions of people that the Nazis considered to be imperfect were brutally killed in this camp.
On September 28, 1868, two to three hundred African Americans were massacred in Opelousas, Louisiana( Tischauser xvii). States all over had to deal with race riots. On November 10, 1898, whites killed eight African Americans during a race riot in Wilmington, North Carolina( Tischauser xviii). One incident in particular, the East St. Louis race riot in 1917, hit the nation hard. This riot tore this city apart.
A t4 ;30 bombs were hitting Fort Sumter and they were shot by the Confederates and after a thirty-four hours of fighting. The small Union force inside Fort Sumter surrendered to the confederate army. The assault on Fort Sumter began the Civil War the North and South were split up and killed many thousands of soldiers and civilians. The Union victory ended slavery in 1865 but it cost in human life was immense.
Whites gathered outside the courthouse of where Rowland was being held to lynch him, blacks came from Greenwood to protect Rowland. Some shots were fired igniting riot with 10,000 whites with police on their side. White women were looting Black 's homes and white men were setting Greenwood on fire