The Legislation Itself After Herman Marion Sweatt had gone through the state courts unsuccessfully, he and the NAACP and Thurgood Marshall took their case to the Supreme Court. Herman Marion Sweatt was denied admission to the state supported University of Texas Law School solely because he was black and state law forbade the admission of blacks to that particular law school. He was offered, but he refused, to be admitted to a separate law school, newly established by the state, just for blacks. The “black school” had just 5 professors and 23 students while the actual University of Texas Law School had 16 professors and 850 students. The defendant claimed that the legal education that was offered to the petitioner (Herman Marion Sweatt) was not substantially equal to that which he would receive if admitted to the University of Texas Law School, and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment required that he be allowed admittance to the state law school.
Programs such as The Andy Griffith Show, although set in the South, pretended that racism did not exist. As far as the producers were concerned, no blacks lived in North Carolina. When blacks did appear on television in starring roles during that period, they portrayed inoffensive characters. Two examples are Bill Cosby's character in I Spy (1965–1968) and Diahann Carroll's Julia (1968–1971). In an attempt to overcome the earlier negative stereotypes of African Americans, television presented these characters as fully assimilated.
Watching the documentary I learned a lot of new information and relearned the information I forgotten. Some information I learned or relearned from the documentary included: Emmett Till was from Chicago and is visiting down in Mississippi where there is segregation, the jury serving in the case was all white and from the same area the murderers were from, the jury found the defendants not guilty because the state couldn’t confirm the identity of the body as being Emmett Till, the Rosa Parks incident happened about 100 days after the murder, and Emmett’s murder help fuel the African-American Civil Rights Movement. I learned
Districts were drawn as a primarily white community within the borders of the Lincoln School area traveled to the Webster School for their education rather than attending Lincoln. Parents believed that it was unfair to force the students to go to Lincoln school based on their living vicinity. There were many other students who lived in other school district lines but were still forced to go to Lincoln elementary because they were black. They believed school the
He speaks of letting it be known about how African Americans in the South are treated due to the color of their skin, and what it felt like for a white man to be an African American in the South. Since communication between the whites and African American races did not exist, neither race really knew what it was like for the other. Due to this, Griffin felt the only way to know the truth was to become an African American and travel through the South. He informs his wife of his idea to change the pigment of skin and stay in New Orleans for a week to conduct this type of experiment. He would not change his name, clothing, or his true identity, but simply only his
Bond touched on was the initiative of Blacks during his time of demonstrating. To convey this, he told the story of the fake election that was held in the fall of 1963. In part of what was called the Freedom Vote Campaign, Black candidates ran in an election that did not count for anything. The amazing thing about this story is that 80,000 Black people ended up voting in this election that did not matter. This was during a time when Blacks did not yet have the right to vote, and people’s argument for why they did not was because they were uninterested and illiterate.
Born in Mississippi on June 25, 1933(Wikipedia) He was raised on a farm and shortly after he finished high school he joined the military. Education was very important to James and after he served 9 years in the military he started to attend an all-black college. However that was not enough for James, in 1962 he became the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi and continued to earn his degree in law. He dedicated his life to enforce civil rights for African-Americans. Throughout the next decade people just like James rose and fought for what they believed in, Equality.
Kanye Omari West was born on June 8, 1977 to Ray and Donda West in Atlanta, Georgia. His upbringing was very different compared to the way many of today’s rappers grew up. Both of Kanye’s parents were educated people, so they were able to provide him with the best life that they could provide him. In contrast, other rappers struggled to get through life because of poverty, drugs, and other hardships. In a biography of Kanye West on Contactmusic.com, it states, “Kanye's father, Ray, was a member of the Black Panther movement, as well as being one of the first black photojournalists for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.” Time Magazine reported in an article that he is now a “Christian marriage
Du Bois grew up in a society where his color did not seem to interfere with his life. He noticed it but never had many problems with being black. The only black African American student that graduated in his class and Du Bois only had once incident in school due to race. After he graduated he hoped to continue his education at Harvard; but did not have the financial support to go there. However Du Bois was accepted to Fisk University;
Nothing would stop me. Not the fact that she was older or cheerleading captain or even the fact that she was white and I was black. You see, I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia in Clarkson; a diverse community housing several Asian, Haitian, and African-American residents; but not white. The only Caucasians I’d ever been in contact with were the ones that were my teachers and the ones I’d see on the news channel in the morning as I left for school. Also, my parents raised my with a negative outlook on white people saying that are not to be liked or trusted, so my initial