African Americans were enraged when they saw what had happened and attacked the whites. This riot lasted for a couple of days until the U.S. Marshalls were called in. An average of forty people was killed and over five hundred were injured due to this riot. (Lecture Notes) Another major riot that took place during this time was the Tulsa riot. In 1921, a white elevator operator claimed that an African American man had assaulted her and without any further investigating, the man was arrested.
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
In The Gathering of Old Men, by Ernest J. Gaines, and The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison, the authors follow the story of different black communities and how they are affected by oppression. In The Gathering of Old Men a white man, Beau, is found dead in a black man’s yard, Mathu. Mathu’s ‘daughter’ brings together all of the black men in the surrounding neighborhoods to say that they were the ones who shot Beau. In The Bluest Eye a black child, Pecola, is oppressed in many ways throughout the story and near the end is raped by her father. The most substantial part of the story however, is afterwards and how she eventually becomes insane from the onslaught of oppression she faced.
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett commonly known as Ida B Wells was one of the nation 's most vocal anti-lynch activist of her time. (Steptoe) It all started when three of her African American friends were lynched after they opened up a store, the People’s Grocery, which competed well with a white owned grocery store nearby. A white mob attacked the People’s Grocery and three white men were injured, the owners of the store were then jailed when they were later broken out and lynched. This infuriated Wells and she wrote after the incident urging African Americans to leave Memphis, “There is, therefore, only one thing left to do; save our money and leave a town which will neither protect our lives and property, nor give us a fair trial in the courts, but takes us out and murders us in cold blood when accused by white persons.” This caused some 6,000 African-Americans to leave Memphis while others started boycotts on white businesses. (Wikipedia) This incident caused Wells to begin her research into lynchings.
Less than 60 years ago segregation was legal and the entire race of African Americans were tormented and killed because of the color of their skin. This story is of utmost importance to us especially in modern times, because it seems as if history is repeating itself as racial stereotypes and unfair judgments are still going on today as many african american citizens are being killed by police officers in the 21st century. A lack of tolerance is an issue addressed in the novel that affects at a global scale, leaving many minorities to question their safety and well being on the basis of whether their skin is white enough. The novel Mississippi Trial,1995, by Chris Crowe represents the blaring issue of how racism and intolerance is portrayed in horrific but realistic ways, as minorities were treated horrendously without any justice in Mississippi. The novel alludes to issues that we still deal with, as it is asinine to think that we as Americans have not progressed enough to the point to understand the simplicity of equal rights for
He had many traits that made him that made him do many bad things. One of the dreadful things that happened in U.S. history was because of Andrew Jackson. It is none other than the Trail of Tears. The Supreme Court didn’t want it to happen but Jackson defied them and did it anyway. He forced 20,000 Native Americans out of their homelands at gunpoint even though they were living in for years.
There would be many reports of blacks being hung by the Klan. A lot of time the reason why most of the Klansmen were not arrested or accused because policemen and people were afraid that the Klan would target them. The when the klan attack they would mostly burn and bomb back schools, and churches. Overall the K.K.K was very racist to black people. Samuel L. Jackson says, K.K.K artifact collector, “People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one 's soul little by little, day after day, is a lot worse than someone coming in your house and lynching you.” Beside black people the K.K.K eventually were also against Catholics and jews.
Ben Chester White On January 5, 1899, Ben Chester White, an African American, was born. About sixty-seven years later, on June 10, 1966, White was shot and murdered near Pretty Creek in Natchez, Mississippi. His murderers were three hate-filled gunmen that were incorporated with the Ku Klux Klan, which is a group of people who believe that whites are more superior than blacks. The reason they wanted to murder White was to give Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a motive to come to Natchez, White had no involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, until his devastating murder. Ever since he was born, White spent most of his life working for a white family, on the Carter family farm around the east of Natchez.
“ Though there are no exact numbers, the . . . estimates that tens of thousands were murdered, with a documented 5,600 killed by firing squads alone. Even more Cubans were killed by state forces when they tried to flee the country, which occurred during the 1980 Canimar River Massacre and the Tugboat Massacre of 1994.” Any person who kills others for his/her benefit is not a good person.
The police treat the people different depending on ethnicity and that’s pure racism but also a kind of segregation, because segregation doesn’t have to be an effect of discrimination like the schools for example. It can also be a form of discrimination itself and I think that this is an example of it. It’s impossible to deny the fact that american police officers are treating black people much worse than white. For example, last year more than 250 people got killed in the US by the police. That’s approximately 25% of all the people who got killed and that’s a lot considering that black people only constitutes 12% of the population.
They attacked anyone who was affiliated with the Freedmen 's Bureau. Around this time, they had killed around 11 members. They killed both whites and people of color and targeted only members of the bureau. After these deaths, pressure from many white southerners, and a lack of funding, the Freedmen 's bureau had dismantled. The KKK were often not tried for their violent crimes.
Would Eric Garner and Michael Brown be alive if the police officers who shot them were colorblind? This is the question that has occupied the minds of many American citizens the last few months. The wrongful deaths of these black men caused a national uproar that questions the credibility and honesty of the police officers that were involved in the shootings. Prejudice still exists in the police force, as can be seen in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Eric Garner and Michael Brown were murdered on July 17, 2014, and August 7, 2014, respectively.
Under the Declaration Independence, it says that everyone has the right to life. In America that does not apply to black people. In the early 1920s, there was a large race riot in Tulsa around 300 innocent black people were killed. It started when black shoe shiner Dick Rowland was arrested after being accused of assaulting a white woman in elevator published by a paper eager to win the local circulation war with the title “To Lynch Negro Tonight”. Whites gathered outside the courthouse of where Rowland was being held to lynch him, blacks came from Greenwood to protect Rowland.
There seemed to be a lot more church going than before the war. There are several accounts where people write about going to church for prayer meeting or sermons during wartime. One reason this may be is that the people were scared and did not know how to help or where to turn except to their faith. People would go to church or multiple churches, multiple times a day. They were scared to lose their friends and family that were in the war so they asked God to watch over them and bring them home.
Black lives have been taken away from officers for nearly 2 decades the reason why is still unknown. The” movement” is a great way to raise awareness to what the media is blind to admit that police brutality, cruelty and unjustified killings. Black lives matter also raises bails for wrongfully convicted black people. The fact that the media is just know realizing is just absurd. Police have killed 780 people in the year of 2016 alone.