PARAGRAPH#1 Marian Anderson (1897-1993) was a popular African American singer in the 20th century. In this informational text, Sudipta Bardhan Quallen discusses the obstacles Marian faced as a black singer. In the article, it exemplifies “otherness” by showing racism. By 1939, Marian Anderson had performed for presidents and kings. She had been praised for having “a voice… one hears once in a hundred years.” When she was 18 years old, she applied to music school. The clerk at the desk rudely sent her home because of her race. Marian was shocked by the clerk’s words. Despite her success, when Marian wanted to sing at Constitution Hall that year, she was banned from doing so. The owner of the hall, an organization called the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), felt that Marian couldn’t be allowed to sing there because she was African American. When The DAR’s policies got out First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the DAR. In a letter, she wrote: “I am in complete disagreement with the attitude taken in refusing Constitution Hall to a great artist… You had an opportunity to lead in an enlightened way, and it seems to me your organization has failed.” Despite the public outcry the DAR would not back down and let Marian sing, so the Secretary of the Interior arranged a special concert for Marian, to be held at the Lincoln Memorial. Seventy-five thousand people attended. PARAGRAPG#2 In To Kill A Mockingbird and Marian's Revolution they are both emphasize racism. In TKAM, for example, Tom Robinson was convicted of Sexual and Assault, when we knew he was innocent. Since he is African American he was put in jail on false accusations and tried to escape and was murdered. In Marian's Revolution, it also showed Racism. When she tried to apply for music school she was rejected because she was "Black".
PARAGRAPH#1 Jesús Colón (1901-1974) was a Puerto Rican writer of African descent who moved to Brooklyn, New York, at age 16. Colón wrote about his experiences as an immigrant and discussed how racism influences him. It was night time in 1956 or 1957 and he wrote for the newspaper and was catching the midnight train back to Brooklyn when a women in her twenty's boarded the train. She had a baby in her right hand with two children a boy and a girl and a suitcase in her left hand. He was thinking to him self "I couldn’t help but imagine the steep, long concrete stairs going down to the Long Island Railroad and up to the street. Should I offer my help?" As she was getting up he thought to him self "What will she say? Will she accept my offer or will she scram, because I am a negro" Then he hesitated she got up and did not help her. PARAGRAPH#2 In To Kill A Mockingbird and Little Things are Big both portray Racism. In Little Things Are Big racism is the key factor. Jesus does not offer his help to a white women because she does not know what her response to be with that she it struggling going up the long concrete stairs. In TKAM Aunt Alexandra does not want scout to go to Calpurnia's house because she is black.
PARAGRAPH#1 In the picture above you can see at a shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland a White only drinking fountain. During Segregation water fountains, schools, libraries, etc were factorized by your race. White people had more, better rights than black people but they still had schools, libraries, water fountains, etc, but were separated by race. PARAGRAPH#2 In To Kill A Mockingbird and the image above, they both show racism. With the picture above it shows racism by only having one race being able to drink water from that fountain. and in TKAM Bob Ewell shows racism by calling Atticus as "That black n***** Yonder" on the witness stand and calls Atticus a "N*****-lovin' Bastard" after spitting in his face