Racial Wars, Incidents, and Leaders

Manuel Period 7

Community Leaders/ Essential Questions

Community leaders influence what and how people respond in a situation. Martin Luther King influenced black people to deal with racism and segregation from white people with non-violent and and passive actions. He told them what he believed and they followed. In Jasper, Texas, the pastor said that a step to eliminate racism was to take down the fence that separated the whites and the blacks in the cemetery. The people listened to what he said and took down the fence.

Tragedy at Jasper

In jasper, Texas, a man named James Byrd was dragged and killed on a side street of the town. He was killed by three men named Bill King, Lawrence Brewer, and Shawn Berry. Bill King and Lawrence Brewer both got sentenced to death penalties and Shawn Berry got sentenced to life in jail. They picked him up one night on the street to give him a ride. Before they tied him up, they beat him. They wrapped a chain around his ankles and dragged him for two miles. He died when his his head and arm were cut off when he hit a culvert.
James Brown. Interviews on why Live at the Boston Garden took place. April 5, 1968.

Important questions

(community, Color lines very clearly drawn, rare relations, segregation, the healing effect)

1. The blacks and whites in the 1900's in some towns had there own what?

2. Schools in the 1900's used to be separated just like the people in the Jasper cemetery. What is this a sign off?

3. Roxbury was a neighborhood in Boston of only black people and another neighborhood also in Boston what does this show?

4. Many people were heart broken after the death of Martin Luther King. Many people said that the singer James Brown saved them. This is a sign of what?

5. White men shaking a black men's hand was considered what?

How Community Leaders are Important (Essential question)

Community leaders influence what people do and how they respond to the problems and situations around them. Martin Luther King Jr. influenced black people to deal with with racism racism and segregation from white people in non-violent and passive actions. He had told them what he believed in and they believed and followed his causes. In Jasper, the pastor said that a step to eliminate racism was to take the fence that separated the blacks and whites down from the cemetery. The people listened and took down the fence.
Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963