FC: Mississippi Murders and Protests
1: Table of Contents Laken Owens: p.2- 5; Sara Owens: p.6-9: Colton Spates: p.10-13: Amanda Harbin: p.11-14
2: This is an example of the KKK initiation. The KKK had a certain way that members were initiated. Grown men were forced to roll in dirt. They were blindfolded, poked with sticks, degraded. Then, someone brought out a gun and shot into the air, scaring the new recruit. Trembling, the recruit was led into a room where they were bound to a chair. That is how they got in to the KKK.
3: These are pictures of a colored man that has been beaten and is being drug to a nearby fire. As you can see, the white man in the picture is not a KKK member. This means that he is a new recruit participating in a part of an initiation ceremony.
4: Tis is an example of a hanging of two colored men. They were hung by the KKK. This a brutal way that the KKK killed people. That is not the only way the killed people. They also shot, stabbed, threw blacks into fires, and used many other brutal techniques to murder innocent blacks.
5: They burned crosses because of their belief that colors and races should not mix. They have a very bizarre and twisted belief.
6: On July 25, 1941, Emmett Louis "Bobo" Till was born to Louis and Mamie Till. | Their son's murder would frighten and anger the Negros of the South.
7: In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy flirted and whistled at a white woman in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Emmett Till, a teen from Chicago, didnt realize that he had broken the unwritten laws of the Jim Crow South.
8: The day after the incident, Emmett Till was dragged from bed in the middle of the night, stirpped, beaten brutally, shot, and then dumped into a river. The body was found three days later by some boys that were fishing.
9: This is Emmett Till's body at his funeral. His mother requested that he have an open casket funeral so that everyone could see what the men had done to her son.
10: Even though many of the protests in Mississippi were black groups, many groups of white people had protests even though their protests were slightly different.
11: Famous Mississippi Protests Examples of Protests; most were led by the NAACP.
12: This is a cartoon drawing expressing someone's opinion on the Civil rights Movement.
13: This is the James Meredith March in Mississippi. Meredith was trying to persuade people to register to vote.
14: A protest in Jacksonville, Mississippi on Milwaukee St.
15: Fannie Lou Hamer was one of the many women that helped lead protests in the Civil Rights Movement.
16: Civil Rights activists in Mississippi used a number of ways to destroy unfair Jim Crow laws.
17: National Advancement of the Association of Colored People was one of the main groups that led the movement. Some people admired them, some said that they were dumb because they were "Going out and hanging themselves."