Civil Rights Movement
By. Bryce Dole
A Movement of Universal Justice.
Emmett Till Was a 14 year old African American boy from Chicago who was murdered for whistling at a white women. He was forced to carry a 75 pound cotton gin fan to a river, strip his clothes, and then had his eye gouged out, was shot in the head, and then was thrown into the river tied to the cotton gin with barbed wire. His murderers Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, were not convicted of murder despite the clear evidence, and the later confession that they did. Fury from injustices such as these was what divided the African American public from the Caucasian public, because they didn't attack the White people, they simply and silently resisted, which made a greater impact.
Atrocities such as the Emmett Till case were what sparked the courage to stand in front of the white public. The sense of belief and confidence finally breathed through Civil Rights activists, and they knew that the weakness in the White society was not aggression, but confusion, and lost control.
Little Rock Nine.
A young girl of the nine kids being integrated into a school is harassed by a psychopathic white women.
An African American man who was resisting force in a race riot is arrested, and then battered in the face while in handcuffs with the police by another angry white man.
Race Mixing is Communism.
White protesters in front of the supreme court protest saying the ruling of an integrated society is creating a communistic society.
Little Rock Nine.
James chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Shwerner.
Civil Rights Top Ten Moments.
5. Emmett Till Murder: A young, innocent boy is beaten and killed because he whistled at a white women, and his murders are set free. Gave the Civil Rights movement emotion and life.
4. Rosa Parks: A respectable, old black lady refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, and was arrested. Showed that the African American could be strong and fight against oppression.
3. Little Rock Arkansas: Nine African kids are forcibly integrated into a high school in Little Rock Arkansas. Was the first time when the federal government stepped in to promote civil rights.
2. Montgomery Bus Boycott: Thousands of African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama resisted riding the bus to work for over a year because of Rosa Parks. Was the first mass cooperative effort in the Civil Rights movement that really gave the segregated public a stand and a voice.
1. I Have A Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. gives a speech at the national mall dreaming of a time when all men who are created equal are equal. Is remembered as finally giving the African American public a sense of freedom and life, and instigated the undying desire for equality amongst African Americans.