Racism In the 1900's

Caitlin period 7

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

A= The mayor of Boston had the James Brown concert because he wanted to see if it could stop crime. In two-towns of Jasper the jury found all three men of the James Byrd Jr. murder guilty.

James Byrd Jr's family

James Byrd Jr. family was happy all three men were found guilty because it was the first time three white were found guilty for murdering a black man. The community of Jasper took down the fence in the cemetery that separated white people from black people.
Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963


Racism is generally defined as actions, practices or beliefs, or social or political systems that are based in views that see the human species to be divided into races with shared traits, abilities, or qualities, such as personality,intellect , morality, or other cultural behavioral characteristics, and especially the belief that races can be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to others, or that members of different

James Browns Concert

James Browns concert was in memory on Martin Luther King Jr. The concert was on April 5th,1968 the day after Martin Luther King was assassinated. During James Browns concert crime went down. That is why the documentary is called "The night James Brown saved Boston."
James Brown. Effect of Live at the Boston Garden. April 5, 1968.

The night James Brown saved Boston

~ Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a white person
~ After MLK was murdered riots started all over
~ on April 5th, 1968 James Brown had a concert dedicated to MLK
~ Riots stopped and people were off the streets
~ James Brown started going to more places and he stopped crime

Two Towns of Jasper

~ James Byrd Jr was murdered by three white men

~ Fist trial was William King he got the death penalty

~ Second trial was James Russell he was found guilty he was killed by lethal injection

~ Third trial Shawn Berry was found guilty and he go life in prison

What was Martin Luther King trying to stop?


Who came together after James Byrd Jr was murdered?


In Jasper Texas what was it like before James Byrd was murdered?

Color lines were very clearly drawn

James Brown concert had a what on Boston?

Healing effect

Why were the whites and blacks separated in the cemetery in Jasper?

Race relations

In Boston who were hurt by the assignation of MLK?


What did the people of Boston think about MLK dead?

Race realtions