(African-American civil rights movement). Curation Project: Race, Civil Rights Movement (Article). 1. The article, African-American civil rights movement, describes the Civil Rights Movement (1954-1968) by including details of how it was a nonviolent protest for human rights and tried to abolish the laws benefiting discrimination. All black people tried to teach other Americans, for years, that equality will favor everyone. The article wrote, "The movement secured the legal recognition and federal protection of all Americans in the United States Constitution and federal law." (1954-1968). The black community in America fought for their rights until something was changed. But the community had a leader, Martin Luther King Jr., he led the protests into a nonviolent plead. The article explained, "Between 1955 and 1968, acts of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience produced crisis situations and productive dialogues between activists and government authorities." (1954-1968). The revolutionists and King wanted to keep the peace but not silence. Throughout the movement, they tried to reduce violence between everyone, so they didn't advertise to hurt others. 2. The article, African-American civil rights movement, and the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee correlate because of the lack of violence people promote. Atticus Finch tries to promote peace and equality rather than violence and arrogance. In the novel, Atticus and Tom Robinson, a black man, are bombarded at the jail with many racist men wanting to hurt Tom. Atticus was the only one who stood up for Tom and didn't let anyone touch Tom. Atticus Finch and Martin Luther King Jr. have a lot in common, they are both activists for human rights and strive for equal opportunities for everyone.
(Civil Rights Movement Painting) Curation Project: Race, Civil Rights Movement (Painting). 1. The painting represents the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter. The photo illustrates a black family surrounded by white figures, substituting white people, screaming and yelling towards them. The family has bleak, sad, and miserable faces. The group of black people does not have anyone to assist them. They are forced to listen to the cruel words and phrases screeched towards them. 2. The painting connects to the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. In the novel, black people are separated from the white people. During the trial of Tom Robinson, the black and white people were also segregated in the courtroom. The white people are very involved with the trial, but the black people are told to sit in the balcony distanced from the judge and attornies. Black people in the novel and photo are afar and seemed to not have an opinion or voice. On the other hand, white people have a voice and are participating in the trial and demeaning the black family. Atticus’s children Scout and Jem sit in the black peoples' section during the trial. They find the seats to have a better view of the judge and cooler than the white peoples' section. Jem and Scout don’t feel uncomfortable or othered sitting with the black people.
(Protests of 1968) Curation Project: Race, Civil Rights Movement (Article). 1. The article, Protests of 1968, shows how the Civil Rights Movement affected the whole world. The protests in 1968 was a critical point in the movement. The whole world was informed and mindful of the Civil Rights Movement taking place in the United States. In the article, it says, "...protests also sparked a broad movement in opposition to the Vietnam War all over the United States and even into London, Paris, Berlin, and Rome." (1968). Everyone across the nation was aware of the actions black people were pursuing. Many positive groups were formed because of the movement to promote equality between races, "...these protests marked a turning point for the civil rights movement in the United States, which produced revolutionary movements like the Black Panther Party." (1968). The Black Panther Party was created to protect black people from the KKK. The Civil Rights Movement changed the history of the United States and the lives of all people, black and white. 2. The article compares to the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee because of its inequality between black and white people. The novel has few people that agree with treating black people the same as white people similar to the Black Panther Party. Atticus Finch is one of those people. Atticus represents a black man, Tom Robinson, in a trial where he is accused of raping a white woman. Throughout the trial, Atticus's children, Jem and Scout, learn to treat everyone the same. Atticus frequently talks to his children about the current events happening in Maycomb, the small Alabama town they live in. He does not shield his children from the truth. To Kill a Mockingbird shares a small story of what the Civil Rights Movement represents.
Curation Project: Race, Civil Rights Movement (Poem). 1. The Poem, Sather Tower Mystery, by Ishmael Reed exemplifies race by creating a scene of a black man in an office speaking out for what he believes in. In effect, the white man doesn't agree and shoots Ishmael. The poet fabricated a day in Alabama when protestors were fighting for civil rights. Reed wrote is these lines, "Rode a Greyhound bus “Civil / Rights,” Alabama, 1960 / Found the long yellow war / "deplorable”' (Reed 11-14). There were white people who agreed with black people and their demands. Those white people tried to support and protest along with the black people. Although there were many white people who still disagreed with the black people's requests. A white man disagrees with Ishmael with him having his own rights and threatens him, '“Why, I might even have to / shoot you, Ishmael”' (37-38). Then the white man kills the black man for sharing his own opinion. 2. The poem relates to To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee with how white people treat black people. Bob Ewell disagrees with black people and thinks they are unworthy of being alive. In the novel, Tom Robinson was killed and it was rumored Bob Ewell caused it, making Ewell a murderer. White people during the Civil Rights Movement took every life for granted. Some people didn't think taking other's lives was unacceptable because of their race.