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    Freedom summer,Emmett Till,MLK death. But it all ended in a happy ending.I would have to say Martin Luther King is the most important because he gave everyone hope. I think Civil Rights Movement was all about giving African American their rights and making everything equal and making life fair. I also think that if our society didn't have anything I think it would be the same, but I don't think it would be equal. Lift every Voice and Sing (1st Verse) Lift every voice and sing Till earth…

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    Racial violence and prejudice can be seen when looking at the Scottsboro Boys case, the murder of Emmett Till, the wrongful conviction of Tom Robinson, and a letter written by Eleanor Roosevelt addressing the issues of lynching. In the Scottsboro Boys case, nine boys were convicted of a crime they did…

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    Caged Bird Racism

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    and they were raised down south respectively and they got discriminated only because of the color of their skin. Now along the way with Malcolm X he was fighting against it because the “White Man” always got away from stuff back then. Like when Emmett Till went down South to visit family members and now he’s from the North, so he doesn’t know what could happen if you talk to the wrong kind of girl. Well…

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    Laralee, I enjoyed reading your post, and the story you presented. I am curious to who or what group at the university decided it was a good idea to begin with, putting up the statue. I do believe in the process of being sensitive to others culture, heritage, race as we need to embrace history as well. Forgetting, or trying to ignore what has happened in history in the aspect of say such things as slavery only leads to ignorance and a repeat of history. Being to culturally sensitive can have…

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    accomplish was desegregation, which many white extremist tried to stop. The whites did things such as beat black people so they would get the message to stop their movements with the NAACP. The most violent beating of black of a black person was Emmett Till. Emmett Till was a 14 year black boy who was visiting his relatives in Mississippi. He was originally from Chicago so he did not know how racism was in the south or the tradtions southernism was accustomed…

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    Just imagine two teenage boys walking down a street when a cop pulls up behind them and yells at them to get out of the street. The police then opens the door and starts fighting one of the boys, and then a gunshot is fired and the boy runs away from the police. He shoots the boy in the back and the boy turns around with his hands in the air, surrendering as he screams, “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” (Pearce). The policeman doesn’t hesitate and he fires many more bullets until the boy is…

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    9 Malba Beals

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    “Mobs form from negro children entering CHS” by Ra’Hampin Quan Little Rock Central High School Home of the Tigers is the first with 9 colored students in their school. The 9 Melba Beals,Elizabeth Eckford,Terrence Roberts,Earnest Green,Minijjean Brown,Thelma Mothershed,Gloria Ray,Jefferson Thomas, and Carlotta Walls.There were initially 11 students, but on the first day it was hard and they dropped out.On the first day 8 of the 9 was together at NAACP president Daisy Bates house.The 1 left out,…

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    historical events from the past as influence for some of the events that happen in her novel. One of the main events that Lee takes inspiration from is the Emmett Till case. The main conflict of the novel is the case of Tom Robinson, a crippled African American man, allegedly raping Mayella Ewell, a young white woman. The case of Emmett Till, a 14 year old African American boy, making sexual advances and “wolf…

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    In today's society, racial inequality still exists just like it did in the book To Kill A Mockingbird. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird Tom Robinson is falsely accused of beating and raping a white woman. Today a majority of blacks are looked to as sketchy or dangerous. Society today and the book both can relate to each other on how blacks are treated and seen ‘different’ than others. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird Tom Robinson is falsely accused of beating and raping a white woman.…

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    Unfair Discrimination Legal systems are classified as fair and equal to all citizens today, but looking back at past cases such as the dreadful Emmett Till case, and Tom Robinson from “To Kill a Mockingbird” things have really taken a leap from the atrocious treatment against blacks . Legal systems were one of the main bumps in the road when it came to discrimination against blacks. Whether it was a small case, or a huge case things in court always seemed to go in favor of white people. Some…

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