The Civil Rights Movements and the Salem Witchcraft Trials

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The Civil Rights Movements and The Salem witchcraft trials

Since the witch trials times in Salem and before, fear and persecution have acted on people’s life. It doesn’t matter if the person was one of the involved or not, it affected indirectectly everyone around. Arthur Miller in the Crucible showed a perfect fear and persecution scenery using the Salem witchcraft trials as and example. Arthur Miller used the Crucible to represent the Mc Cartheism, when the communists were been “persecuted” and everyone was pointing fingers to the enemies. As in Salem, it started with a small portion of people trying to accuse people for personal reasons and ended with a big mass of ruined lives without any evidence. When he wrote the Crucible, he tried to represent certain figures of the Mc Cartheism on the characters. He also did a big research in the historical records to use real people from the Salem witchcraft. The Crucible doesn’t record everything, but most of it is based on the real facts. Tituba, for example, was an American slave, not a black slave from Barbados, how in The Crucible, representing the Americans that were fighting on the Civil Rights Movement.

After the abolition of slavery, were implanted in the South America segregation laws popularly known as Jim Crow. Although the country finished the slavery, were kept segregated and racist principles that were the basis of slavery, so the black American was still far from being free. Fear was everywhere. In this period of history, the segregation was in a level where Black and white children could not occupy the same school. This division was full and complete, reaching neighborhoods, hospitals, cinemas, and drinkers...

There were some lamentable cases that ended up in death. And what is most frustrating? The perpetrators remained unpunished. Most of the violent actions were realized by the Klu
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