The jury. Slavery - Crash Course US History #13. Reconstruction and 1876: Crash Course US History #22. Civil Rights and the 1950s: Crash Course US History #39. What were the Jim Crow Laws? Learning about Jim Crow rules. Little Rock Nine: the day young students shattered racial segregation. Minnijean Brown Trickey didn’t intend to make a political statement when she set off with two friends for her first day in high school.
She was, after all, only 15. “I mean, part of growing up in a segregated society is that it’s a little sort of enclave and you know everybody,” says Trickey, who is African American. “So, I was thinking: ‘Wow! I can meet some other kids.’” Central high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, seemed to have a lot going for it. It was September 1957, the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, and nine black pupils little guessed they were about to plant a milestone in the struggle for civil rights to follow those of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old lynched in Mississippi in 1955, and Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Alabama later the same year.
On the first day of term, the national guard were there to stop the nine entering Central High, where all 1,900 attendees were white. She says of her young self: “I’m nobody. Painting Tour: "The Problem We All Live With" (1964) Painting Tour New Kids in the Neighborhood (1967) [720p]
Remembering Emmett Till. 63 Black Power Salute. What Did Rosa Parks Really Achieve 60 Years Ago? The story of Rosa Parks's arrest goes something like this: A little after 6 p.m., 60 years ago today, Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to move from the white section of the city bus to the rear reserved for blacks.
The offense on her arrest record was simply labeled "misc. " for miscellaneous. Within the hour, Parks had been booked for violating Montgomery's Chapter 6, Section 11 code. The Origins of Lynching Culture in the United States. Teaching Activities for: ‘A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It.’ Before reading the article: Examine the Times graphic below, or a larger version here.
What does the map show, and from what time period? 2. Who is Bryan Stevenson and what does his organization do, and why? 3. 4. 5. 6. History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names. The lynching report is part of a longer project Mr. Stevenson began several years ago. BBC Radio 4 - Soul Music, Series 17, Strange Fruit. To Kill a Mockingbird (3/10) Movie CLIP - The Children Save Atticus (1962) HD. Bob Marley's Life Story (Rare Documentary 1hour 21mins)
Watch from 14'46 to 17'20 to learn about what Bob Marley witnessed when he travelled to the US and how he wrote about his experience. – laetiv
Nina Simone: Mississippi Goddam. Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit (1939) Strange Fruit: A protest song with enduring relevance. First recorded in 1939, the protest song Strange Fruit came to symbolise the brutality and racism of the practice of lynching in America's South.
Now, more than seventy years later, such is the song's enduring power that rapper Kanye West sampled the track on his latest album Yeezus. "The smell of the honeysuckle brings all of it back. That's the smell prevalent in the area we lived in. The honeysuckle was in bloom. "Because words can't describe how we felt that night, how I felt. "You have a sorrow that grips you for what happened to Emmett. " Media playback is unsupported on your device Simeon Wright, now in his seventies, is recalling the August night in 1955 in Mississippi when his 14-year-old cousin Emmett Till was dragged out of the bed they were sharing at Simeon's house. He was taken outside at gunpoint by two white men, bundled into a truck and driven away. It was the last time Simeon saw his cousin alive. He had been beaten, tortured and shot before being dumped in the river.
Ken Booth: Is it because I'm black. Thirteenth Amendment Documentary. Remarks by the President on Trayvon Martin. James S.
Brady Press Briefing Room THE PRESIDENT: I wanted to come out here, first of all, to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is very much looking forward to the session. The second thing is I want to let you know that over the next couple of weeks, there’s going to obviously be a whole range of issues -- immigration, economics, et cetera -- we'll try to arrange a fuller press conference to address your questions. Take a Knee: The movement that's dividing America - BBC Newsnight. When Is the Right Time for Black People to Protest?: The Daily Show. Angela Davis: How Does Change Happen? ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Removed From School in Mississippi.
Eighth graders in Biloxi, Miss., will no longer be required to read “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racial inequality and the civil rights movement that has been taught in countless classrooms and influenced generations of readers.
Kenny Holloway, the vice president of the Biloxi School Board, told The Sun Herald there had been complaints about the book. “There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same lesson with other books,” he said. “It’s still in our library.