In Birmingham, Alabama, desegregation was being violently resisted by the white population. The city was dubbed ‘Bombingham’, due to the frequency of attacks on black homes and activists. Imprisoned and held in solitary confinement after defying an injunction against the protests, Martin Luther King wrote his ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’. In response to criticism from local white clergymen, he set out his reasons for action in Birmingham and elsewhere. After his
One shot entered his upper back, penetrated his neck, and exited his throat. (9) Lee Harvey Oswald was captured less than two hours after the assassination for allegedly killing a police officer, later that evening he was charged with the murder of President Kennedy and Mr. Tippit the police officer. (6) Oswald's case never made it to trial because two days later, while being transferred to Dallas County Jail, he was shot and killed by Jack Ruby. The official investigation was established by President Johnson on November 29th 1963, exactly one week after the assassination.
This movie reveals a sign of regress of our society because, most lynching incidents in America which occurred in public spaces and were usually the result of rape allegations involving black male supposedly assailants and white women who were purportedly their victims has not been seeing as a pure act of cruelty and hated from white supremacist calling for “justice”. A proof of this is that today, the noose appears in secluded areas such as school grounds and workplaces (Hyde Turner tragedy at work Conrald, Texas) as a result of racial tension in the U.S. Years after the Civil Right Movement, the battle for respect among all people regardless of the color of their skins and the end of racist organization or movement is far from over. A change has been operated but it is not enough to prevent such actions in the first democratic country of the world. In my opinion, the fact CNN host Kyra Phillips emphasize the importance that “youth people understand the horrors of the noose.” shows that American youth today are more sensitive about racial violence than previous generations of Americans. The essential reasons is because these major racial acts of violence occurred in the past so we should now be able to look at it from a clear, reasonably coherent and tolerant point of view in order to make these events stop.
As “elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), he was often seen as a rival to the NAACP. (Royson)” Martin Luther later became part of the NAACP. It was an organization that would help colored people earn their civil rights. His protests were anti-violent, because he believed there was no win through a physical war. The only way to win was with the help of God, because he created man as equal.
They think that the United States will be a good place to escape these elements and for a chance to start over. Lazarus uses the Statue to portray encouragement for the poor and neglected immigrants to come to the “New World” which is America. The American promise for the neglected immigrants can be shown in the material wealth that is provided for them. The movement is not only in the people that are immigrating but for different economic reasons as well. They discover an opportunity to succeed as well as opportunities for material well-being .As Lazarus explain that “here at our sea-washed, sunset gate shall stand”(3).They view the New World as place to stay and get what ever they need, because they find hope in United States.
Thurgood, Kenneth, and other lawyers and social scientists made history for the United States by fighting for the rights of African Americans. I think that all of these people were willing to fight against segregation because in the United States, everyone is stated to be created equally, but people weren’t treating African Americans as equal human beings. I see President Obama as a leader because he believes in human rights, and he believes everyone should be treated fairly and equally. What were the main claims made by parents in the lawsuit against the Topeka school board? What evidence did the lawyers present to support the case against segregation in schools?
After the Rosa Parks incident, she and King organised the black boycott of Montgomery bus system in 1955. Once King realised he was achieving more rights for black people he led non-violent protests throughout America. Eight years after the boycott, King led a protest in Birmingham, Alabama. However the white people in Alabama didn’t approve of this and it turned into a violent protest, and King was arrested for his participation in the protest. Along with King, police arrested 1000 other protesters and many were beat with whips and clubs.
The Arms race was a long term cause of World War 1 because it caused tension across Europe. Each country in the alliance system was re-militarising there selves, we know this because overall Germany, Britain and Russia spent £175 m on ships (Dreadnought) and Germany’s industrial production was bigger than Britain’s so they could make more weapons, this meant they must have been trying to get the biggest army and navy and planning to go to war at any time. This is a cause of World War 1 because there was a lot of tension in Europe because of theses 2 super armies from both alliances keep concerning each other when one Empire gets bigger than the other, and they would be happy to go to war at any time to gain more land for their Empire. Competition over colonies to gain countries to expand countries Empire was a long term cause of World War 1. In 1870 there was a “scramble for Africa”.
African Americans wanted their voting rights, desegregation of schools and employment, and adequate housing. In the beginning, the movement was well organized as most African Americans rallied together in their struggle for those rights that were denied to them simply because of the color of their skin. Consequently, the movement began to falter due to differences of opinions and styles on how to best obtain those rights. In the late 1950’s and early1960’s racial tensions where at an all-time high. African American men were fighting in Vietnam alongside of white Americans, yet returning to a nation that was still treating them as second class citizens.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American man who protested for the rights of freedom and equality for all the African American's present in the United States of America. He lead the Civil Rights Movement for all the black American's who were being treated unfairly during the period of 1950 to 1970. Formerly named Michael King, his father changed his name to MKL in honor of the German reformer Martin Luther. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his fight against racial in-equality using non-violence. He gave the speech "I Have a Dream" in 1963 on the "March to Washington" after which he established himself as one of the greatest orators in the history of America.