Authentic And Impartial Narrative Of The Civil Rights Movements

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Textual sources are staples of academic evidence that help analyze and piece together historical narratives, they these sources have a major limitation. This limitation is that textual sources cannot produce as strong of emotions for readers compared to non-textual sources. For example, the murder of Emmett Till is painful moment from the Civil Rights Movements that is difficult to grasp from the description alone. However, when you view photos of Till’s beaten and bloated corps, you are overcome with sadness and rage, questioning how humans can be so callous. These reactions highlight the power of non-textual sources: the ability to create an emotional response. Tina Campt described this emotional response as “affect”, or “something
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The title alone denoted a bias on the part of Sam Warner, a white editor. Warner included an illustration of the rebellion and captioned it “Horrid Massacre in Virginia.” In the upper panel of the illustration, the illustrator portrayed large dark slaves wielding weapons and attacking white families. This scene gave the appearance that Blacks were brutes who killed without just cause. Futher, the illustrator did not provide faces for these figures, just dark colors and tattered clothing, which associated violence with dark skin black men. In the lower panel of the illustrator drew a white cavalry chasing slaves back into the woods, a sign that authority figures restored …show more content…
Consequently, the white response was ferocious and set the Southern world into a panic. To avenge the murders of white families, legislators banned educating slaves and restricted the education of re-Blacks and even limited religious worship. These conditions remained in place until the Civil War period. Warner created this pamphlet for white Virginians who may have feared the Black slaves and used the cavalry scene to justify acts of violence against Blacks. For free Black Americans, the image could have produced a fear of losing societal privileges gained from freedom, which became founded fear. Finally, Warner demonized the slaves as murderous fiends, which negatively affected Blacks and satisfied white

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