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Class Editors: Blase Biello, Jesse Weinberg, Ayanna Robinson, Gabby Carden, and Amber Singles
NAME
TOPIC
DATE(S)
RELATION TO LIBERTY AND/OR EQUALITY
LINK
Uyen Nguyen, Brenda Chhin
Fight Ku Klux Klan
12/24/1866
Ku Klux Klan does not show any Equality or Liberty because having a group that would have so much hatred towards others and did not give anyone else the same respect as their own kind. Everyone should be treated equally, yet the KKK treats others as if they weren't anything to society. This is not giving any equal rights or freedom for the victims that are bring treated wrong.
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Simone Greene, Rita Willard
Charlotte Forten Gift Of Education for Equality
1854, 1855, 1862, and 1864
When Charlotte Forten made her school with Laura Towne, she didn’t just give education she gave the people more chance at equality. That woman gave children and adults both the opportunity to get more educated to help them in the future. With an education in hand, the people don’t need to worry about getting cheated by the whites trying to steal their money and land. She offered them a hand to be like the white educated people so they may grow to be on equal soil. To be on equal soil as the whites will help them for the future in economic and job sense. Charlotte helped many people in her school to be liberated from ignorance and the oppressing whites that wanted to take advantage. To those people Charlotte was probably a hero.

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Morgan Feldscher
Cumming vs. Richmond County Board of Education
October 30,1899- December 18,1899
Cumming v. Richmond County Board of Education relates to equality because it’s taking matters to the supreme court of Georgia so that African Americans and Whites can get the equal amount of education. Cumming didn’t think it was fair and/or equal that both African Americans and White citizens of Georgia were paying the same taxes that went towards the High schools. The reason was because only the White kids were getting the opportunity to go to the schools that the African Americans taxes were going towards.

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Kabbour Rizq, Tim Mamrol
Racist Media in 1915
1915
The portal of racism in the media in 1915 relates to liberty and equality by showing that inequality in film in early 20th century media. This topic shows the oppression of the African American race even after times of slavery, except now instead of shackles and whips they are using stereotypes and bad publicity. Some of the low despicable tactics used in the slanderous campaigns of whites supremacist are blackface, stereotypes, false rumors, extremely biased reporting, racial slurs, and calls to incite violent behavior. Perhaps a unintended consequence of theses slanderous films are that they might have enraged certain civil rights leaders in to standing up for the right of minorities by alarming them to the vile feelings of certain people towards them and alerting people to the hatred and contempt some people had towards minorities. Thus by alerting civil rights leaders helping to further better the liberties of minorities in future generation.

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Anna Roman, Antoine Smith
Slavery Abolished in America
1865
This relates to liberty because the slaves were fighting for freedom, with the help of others. They didn’t just sit back and just let whatever happen. They took it upon themselves to win this freedom.
There is really no equality in this, because it was unfair to make the free men slaves again just for selfish reasons. There was nothing equal about the black codes, ex-slaves were forced to go back to slavery even though they had won the civil war and freedom. The south didn’t want this to be equal they wanted to be in power over the slaves.

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Nia Berry
Booker T. Washington
1895
This topic relates to liberty and equality because Booker T. Washington went from being a slave who was forced to work to a man who believed in “industrial” education that could be the foundation of African Americans having stability in society. He felt that Africans Americans working hard would prove to prejudiced people that they were not stupid and useless. He accomplished his success by going to school and getting an education, something that he was denied as a child due to slavery.

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Blase Biello,
Ian McClendon

Strauder vs. West Virginia
Argued: October 20-21, 1879 Decided: March 1, 1880
This relates to liberty because this black defendant, Strauder, was having rights taken away right in front of his face until he looked deeper into the text of the Fourteenth Amendment. A liberty was being taken away that the defendant 100 % was entitled to. There could have been a jury member of his own race. The state not drawing any of his race was a violation of the Equal Protection Clause.
This relates to equality because the West Virginia judicial system was violating something straight from the United States Constitution. Black men and white men were equal during this time when it came to being appointed as a jury member. By West Virginia not appointing any African-Americans on the jury for his case, this equality was being completely stripped from Strauder. Strauder successfully took this to the Supreme Court and truly showed that black and white were equal when it came to the jury.


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Amber Singles
The "N" Word
Early 1800's
Liberty is the state of being free, when people use the “N” word it is implying that you were or your family was slaves. Slaves were not free people so therefore if the word stops being used then we can consider all races free people. When people use the “N” word is mostly used for blacks or people who have black in their family some say oh well it makes us unique or “equal” but how does such a racist term make you equal? i just dont understand this is why the term should be abolished.

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Ayanna Robinson
The 15th Amendment

The reconstruction era was an era of intimidation and manipulation. The liberties given to blacks were taken away little be little legally. Not only were their rights taken away but now they were also forced to live in a society they had no control over. On the surface all their rights and liberties were intact, but there were so many rules and regulations that even if they managed to get past the violence they couldn't have it their way anyway. They couldn’t change the government to their liking and they couldn’t live the way it was organized. Once again they were slaves but now it was to their own freedom,
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Chelsea Starks, Bria Jackson
KKK
1865-1924
The KKK didn’t want to allow African Americans to have freedom. The believed in the White Supremacy and things of that nature. Today African Americans have the right to vote, to work as they please, and live their life as everyone else without getting punished.

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Rick Kinard, Tyler Hankinson
Civil War
1861–1865
Liberty is the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. The Civil War was faught between the Union and the Confederate States. The war would decide the fate of the Slaves. The Union faught for their freedom.
Equality state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. If freed the Slaves would have the same right as the whites. They would be able to go to school and get jobs. They would also be able to have the same oppurtintes as the whites.


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Ali Ahmed, Jobe Naff
John Brown
November of 1856
John Brown and his ideals may have seemed to be all for freedom but they had some flaws when it came to freedom and equality. John saw slavery in its worst forms as he was growing up and had a reason to be angered. His way of achieving freedom was not in equality. He may have tried to spare as may lives as he could but violence may not have been the best way. John Brown’s rebels killed a free black man in their attempt for freedom. They lost their sense of wrong and write through their own struggle for equality. John Brown was a man who believed in freedom but the aspect of equality may not have been all too clear.

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Mohamed Kenneh, Jesse Weinberg
Wilmington Riot
1890
Racism between whites and blacks was major issue at the time, so at that time more of the violence was done to black people. Back in time if a black person did something wrong they would be charged and this can cause more violence.
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Johneira McClain
Religious Aspects of African American History
1874
This topic is related to liberty and equality because pertaining to African Americans and their history they didn’t even really feel like white people really understood what their religious aspects were about. Maybe that shows the significance that equal rights hold. Then again I’m sure that white ministers understood that they had a equal right to preach and hold together an African-American church the same way African Americans did. Although the treatments back then shows that they held that power in religious aspects and church gatherings atleast.
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Lamaya Mapp, Mustapha Idriss,
Ibrahim
Ridley

KKK (Ku Klux Klan)
1875-1924
The Ku Klux Klan wants only white people to have rights because they believed that they were higher then other race groups. African Americans have been threatened, beat and or killed because of the color of their skin. Martin Luther King J.R, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and others who helped along the way, made it possible for African Americans to Vote, to eat where they want, to sit where they want and also be who they want. They were set free and were considered equal to every other race. The KKK did everything in their power after the Civil War to make sure African Americans have low, if not any type of education or power.
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Tariq Smith, Jason Davis
From Oppression
to Succesion

1865
From 1865 to 1929, there many historic African Americans that was very significant to the success of blacks today. For example, George Washington Carver was a man that not only opened up many schools for blacks but was a very great education and scientist. Another example is George Henry White, who was a member of congress, and opened up a door for opportunity, which has now resulted in our first black president. All of these individuals were key assets to the present day success of the African American race. Here we will have one historic black icon that will represent each of the social institutions, showing how they have helped shape the world in that category for not just blacks, but people of all races. This is definitely a great example of liberty and equality that has been expressed and proven through the accomplishments of African Americans that lived between 1865-1929.
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