SEO Scholars at Vassar

As high school students in the SEO Scholars Program spend a week at Vassar College intensely engaging the American civil rights movement, they post short critical reading and writing exercises to this site—it is a repository for their ideas, a chance for them to comment on each other’s work, and a way to share and continue that work with teachers and peers at home. Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Emmet Till Case

In the novel Civil rights reader, the author through his tale of Emmet Till suggests that white people had a superiority over the Negroes to such an extent, that one little mistake on the Negroes part can cost them their life. " He was brutally murdered there for purportedly whistling at - or speaking disrespectfully to- a white woman." This shows the fear that the whites wanted to instill in the African Americans yet it triggered an even bigger civil rights movement.


At 8:58 AM, Blogger Laura said...

and even when there were witnesses to a minimal error, just because of theri skin color they would suffer extreme consequences


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