Sweet Search: Search Engine for Students. Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement. Biography.com: Emmett Till. The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till on August 28, 1955, galvanized the emerging Civil Rights Movement.
Synopsis Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, on August 24, 1955, when he reportedly flirted with a white cashier at a grocery store. Four days later, two white men kidnapped Till, beat him and shot him in the head. The men were tried for murder, but an all-white, male jury acquitted them. Till's murder and open casket funeral galvanized the emerging Civil Rights Movement. Background Emmett Louis Till was born on July 25, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, the only child of Louis and Mamie Till.
Emmett Till's mother was, by all accounts, an extraordinary woman. Emmett Till, who went by the nickname Bobo, grew up in a thriving, middle-class black neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. With his mother often working more than 12-hour days, Till took on his full share of domestic responsibilities from a very young age. Emmett Till Murder Trial. Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech - American Rhetoric. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have a Dream delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. Video Purchase Off-Site audio mp3 of Address [AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio. (2)] I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. I have a dream today! But not only that: Free at last! 3 At: The Birmingham Children's Crusade of 1963 - Biography.com. Our Black History coverage continues with a look at the Children’s Crusade of 1963, a pivotal event of the Civil Rights Movement, which opened the eyes of the nation through the courageous activism of its youngest citizens.
“We were told in some of the mass meetings that the day would come when we could really do something about all of these inequities that we were experiencing. And we were calling it D-Day. The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow. Images of Scottsboro (trial-related photos) Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center. Scottsboro: An American Tragedy. American History 1900 to 1930s. Photo Gallery . The Crash of 1929 . American Experience . WGBH. Many Americans spent the 1920s in a great mood.
Investors flocked to a rising stock market. Companies launched brand-new, cutting-edge products, like radios and washing machines. Exuberant Americans kicked up their heels to jazz music, tried crazy stunts, and supported a black market in liquor after Prohibition. A popular expression of the time asked, “What will they think of next?” Grauman’s Chinese Theater radiates glamour at the premiere of a Hollywood movie in 1927. |California Historical Society/Chamber of Commerce; As people look on, a policeman measures the distance between a woman’s knee and her bathing suit. |Library of Congress; Charles Lindbergh, a celebrity after his solo, non-stop transatlantic flight in May 1927, stands before his famous plane, the Spirit of St. |Courtesy Lindbergh Foundation; John Reynolds, the daredevil known as the “human fly,” displays his talent on the flagpole of New York’s Times-Herald building.
|Library of Congress; Photo Gallery . The 1930s . American Experience . WGBH. Browse photos from each of the films in The 1930s collection.
Throughout the 1930s, taste in popular music shifted dramatically with a wave of interest in "ethnic music. " Louis Armstrong, pictured here with his band, gained renown along with artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday. |Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House and Archives at Queens College; History.org: Ku Klux Klan. In 1915, white Protestant nativists organized a revival of the Ku Klux Klan near Atlanta, Georgia, inspired by their romantic view of the Old South as well as Thomas Dixon’s 1905 book “The Clansman” and D.W.
Griffith’s 1915 film “Birth of a Nation.” This second generation of the Klan was not only anti-black but also took a stand against Roman Catholics, Jews, foreigners and organized labor. It was fueled by growing hostility to the surge in immigration that America experienced in the early 20th century along with fears of communist revolution akin to the Bolshevik triumph in Russia in 1917. The organization took as its symbol a burning cross and held rallies, parades and marches around the country.