Week 14 AMH2097
Week 14 AMH2097 AMH2097
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by JennaEliteNotetaker on Monday April 11, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to AMH2097 at Florida State University taught by Dr. Amundson in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 28 views. For similar materials see Nationality, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States in History at Florida State University.
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Date Created: 04/11/16
-! Johns Committee o! Florida o! Started by charging that civil rights activists had been affected by communism o! Florida A&M bus boycott o! Was illegal for state employees to participate in boycott o! Trying to convict states NAACP of communism o! Checked colleges for potential communist influence !! UF, FSU, and UNF o! Started to target gay people !! Gay staff were fired and removed from the university !! Homosexual students could stay as long as they agreed to psychiatric help o! Pamphlet “Homosexuality and Citizenship in Florida” o! Governor of Florida expressed his pried in the work the commission did -! Cold War Civil Rights o! Fell into pressure to reform o! Purged communists from their memberships o! Civil rights advocated adopted anti-communist vocab and mind set -! Emmett Till o! 1955 brutally murdered by two men while he was visiting relative in Mississippi o! Murdered for speaking inappropriately to a older white woman who was the husband of a grocery store owner o! His mother was part of the great migration o! Emmett did not understand Jim Crow because he grew up in the the North o! Her husband went to his uncles house and demanded he turn Emmett over o! His body was weighted down and thrown into a river o! His mom wanted an open casket funeral o! An all white jury heard the case -! Claudette Colvin: Montgomery Bus Boycott o! Recy Taylor !! Young African American woman who was kidnapped and wrapped by white men !! Was a newly wedded bride and mother !! Was walking home from church and a car of men forced her to get in !! The driver paid $250 to stay out of jail !! Black community was outraged in 1944 and reached out to the NAACP !! Men in the car were tried and their case was dismissed within 5 minutes by an all white jury !! One of the men admitted that Recy’s story was true but the case was still dismissed o! Claudette Colvin !! Arrested on a city bus for refusing to give up her seat !! Was active in NAACP youth counsel !! Became pregnant out of wedlock so NAACP leaders decided not to publicize her case
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