Essays Tagged: "Lynching"

Book Review of A Death In The Delta:The Story of Emmett Till by Stephen J.Whitfield

and and hand. Along with this slavery came prejudice, bigots, racism, and perhaps the worst of all; lynching. Lynching was commonly accepted in the south during the late nineteenth and early twentieth ... lind eye, southern blacks accepted, and for the most part the rest of the United States ignored it. Lynching in the south was seen as check on society, not a criminal offence it helped keep 'those nig ...

(19 pages) 139 0 4.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ida B. Wells - Writer and Revolutionary for African Americans in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett - Writer and RevolutionaryIda B. Wells was an anti-lynching crusader, suffragist, women's rights advocate, journalist, and speaker. She spent only the ... protect himself against the white man or become his rival. There is nothing we can do now about the lynching, as we are outnumbered and without arms. The white mob could help itself to ammunition with ... egan to research rape cases which had false accusations against black men that were used to justify lynchings. She also wrote an article suggesting that "rape" cases were essentially women who preferr ...

(5 pages) 93 0 3.3 May/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The mother of the civil rights movement. How Rosa Parks was influenced by early beliefs to change a nation and stand up for her rights.

e day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl hearing the Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being afraid the house would burn down" Rosa Parks confessed once at an interview. Park ...

(3 pages) 130 0 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Ida B. Wells and her crusade against lynching. Includes information about the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments and the Enforcement Acts.

Ida B. Wells and the Crusade against LynchingDuring the beginning of the 1880's, a series of laws known as the Jim Crow laws were passed. ... to the oppression they were threatened and in some cases killed. During this time, there were many lynchings and unfortunately, it was very common then. Frederick Douglass once said in a speech, "If ... r an active terrorist organization blacks were still being killed. Many of them were being lynched. Lynchings were executions without due process of law, they were mob- murders. Lynchings usually took ...

(4 pages) 87 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This is a persuasive paper i had to turn in last semester on Capital Punishment. All authors used are at the bottom of the last page.

t the death penalty is done. These criminals are put to death by a lethal injection, electrocution, lynching, a firing squad, or the gas chamber. These punishments are much less severe than the forms ...

(10 pages) 783 1 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

History of the Blacks Between the 1900-1940.

acks. The segregation that was happening was not just by habit, but it was an actual law. Riots and Lynching were very common and happened all the time. Many of the cops were usually racists and often ...

(1 pages) 51 1 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Brief article about Ms Ida B. Wells.

an. Ida B. Wells- Bernett spoke against any injustice of any kind. Her main concern was to stop the lynching of Black Americans.While in Memphis, Tennessee she began to fight for racial and gender jus ... e but Equal" black public areas. Wells also started writing reports exploding the myths surrounding lynching and revealed that lynchings were only "terror tactics":Why should I be punished because you ...

(3 pages) 43 0 0.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Fight for Racial Equality.

that lived in the south 30, 40 and 50 years ago lived a life of fear from the stories of beatings, lynching's and other various hate crimes that regularly took place in the deep south. These less tha ...

(2 pages) 161 1 2.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Freedom Summer.

nd literacy tests, and through cruder methods of fear and intimidation, which included beatings and lynching. The inability to vote was only one of many problems blacks encountered in the racist socie ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analysis of the theme of racism in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

t her first employment with a white woman, and with Bailey Jr.,Maya's brother, after he witnesses a lynching. The theme of racism is employed to showthe reader what it was like to grow-up black in a s ... hername is indeed not "Mary".Another example of racism is when Bailey Jr. witnessed the result of a lynching.He returns home from an errand Uncle Willie has sent him on in the white part of townwhere ...

(3 pages) 80 0 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analyze the discrimination TWO of the following groups faced during World War II, despite their patriotism. African Americans Japanese Americans Mexican Americans Women

the unfulfilled promises generated by World War I. African Americans were dealing with segregation, lynching and even the Ku Klux Klan. Women on the other hand couldn't even receive high paying jobs, ...

(2 pages) 59 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Social Attitudes and Mores of the South, 1900s to 1950s

r the social and political equality stressed by W.E.B. Du Bois. Whites expressed these attitudes by lynching and insinuating race riots. Blacks countered by, for example, creating their own "country" ... e Negro question. For the most racist whites of the south, a black genocide was called for known as lynching.Blacks also had their own ideas on race. It was not as uniform as that of whites. Some blac ...

(8 pages) 96 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Dirty South Write an essay about a confilcting time in history. Use notes,interviews, and personal experiences.

us acts of racism geared towards them simply because they were black. They boldly endured beatings, lynching, bombings, and demeaning treatment from the white community and especially from the Clan. T ...

(6 pages) 37 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

History of executions.

18, Numbers 35:17). Stoning to death which was at first an expression of popular fury analogous to "lynching", later came to be a natural and legally recognized method of execution. It was this regula ...

(11 pages) 33 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

What motivates one to 'pass'; differences in life experience, opportunities, personalities?

d that would be for survival. Survival in most southern towns and some northern areas to escape the lynchings which seemed to be an excellent pass time for whites in those areas. It was a way to survi ... not turned your back completely on away from them.Clare's motivation was not for getting passed the lynching mob or even hate from the whites she was always able to go into the white community even as ...

(1 pages) 24 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The Monkey Trial" Scopes vs. State by Alexander Schmit.

or their town, a group of conspirators, including George Rappaylea, a friend of Scopes, concocted a lynching lawsuit against him. Rappaylea fed words to Scopes to create an image of criminal act by Sc ...

(4 pages) 31 0 2.5 Sep/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

The American Dream Deferred.

re, blacks were frightened of white mobs looking for blacks to murder. At that time there were more lynching than there were actual executions by trial. Even in the North the blacks weren't treated an ...

(2 pages) 37 2 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

In what ways did black Americans secure improve civil rights during the years 1945-63?

resident Truman, in an attempt to bring about a civil right plan for the blacks, introduced an anti-lynching bill and a ban on measures designed to stop poor people from voting. Taking this step of he ...

(11 pages) 106 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

What were the crucial differences in the ideologies of Du Bois and Washington and which of them do you think contributed most to the advancement of African-Americans in the early twentieth century?

life in the early twentieth century was mainly dominated by the effects of Jim Crow tantamount to 'lynching, disenfranchisement, discrimination and other oppressions' . A full African-American citize ...

(9 pages) 61 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Coming Of Age In Mississippi

des of the nineties and survived with pride. She endured poverty, threats, arson, police brutality, lynching, rights demonstrations, and violence to prove her point that blacks deserved the same right ... property and resulted in injuries and death in the black population. Execution-style murders called lynchings spread through the South. The victims were usually black men, and often their only crime w ...

(7 pages) 51 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History