The Tragedy of Racism

Tiana L. Per. 7

What role do leaders play in shaping the way a community responds to a crisis and in preventing other crisis?

The role that leaders play in shaping the way a community responds to a crisis is when Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) died, James Brown would try and end the crisis in his songs. In "The Two Towns of Jasper" would stop preventing other crisis because of what happened to James Byrd.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" -Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK)

Martin Luther King Jr. & James Brown

* Martin Luther King Jr. was going to get rid of race related problems in Boston

* Martin Luther King Jr. also was trying to get rid of Segregation

* Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and did not live

* When James Brown got the information about what had happened to Martin Luther King Jr., he was shocked

* James Brown made a song tribute for Martin Luther King Jr's death

* In James Brown's songs, you can tell he is trying to stop the crisis from preventing again

The Night James Brown Saved Boston - Trailer - David Leaf

The Two Towns of Jasper

* This is about how 3 men murder James Byrd

* James Byrd was murdered by being dragged by the three murderers

* 2 of the guys had 2 death penalties

* The 3rd guy was sent to prison for life

* It has been 150 years since someone has caused a death of an African-American

* They took a fence and separated the blacks and the whites in the cemetery

Two Towns of Jasper

5 Questions

Who came together when everybody found out James Byrd Jr. got murdered?

The Community

What was drawn when the colored had to sit way back of the bus?

Color Lines Very Clearly Drawn

What relation was it when everyone knew why the 3 guys murdered James Byrd?

Race Relations

What did Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) try to stop?


What effect did James Brown have when he found out MLK died?

The Healing Effect