THE FORGOTTEN: On the CIVIL RIGHTS MEMORIAL are inscribed the names of individuals who lost their lives in the struggle for freedom during the modern Civil Rights Movement - 1954 to 1968. The martyrs include activists who were targeted for death because of their civil rights work; random victims of vigilantes determined to halt the movement; and individuals who, in the sacrifice of their own lives, brought new awareness to the struggle. The chronology below briefly describes their lives. More information is available at the Civil Rights Memorial Center.
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Three African American businessmen, Thomas Moss, Calvin McDowell, and Will Stewart were murdered at the hands of a mob in Memphis, TN simply for running a better business than their white competitor. The lynching of these men, well respected in the African American community of Memphis, outraged Wells. Emboldened, Wells furiously fought against those who participated in, or ignored, violence against African Americans.
The Elaine massacre or the Elaine race riot occurred on September 30–October 1, 1919
The attack on the predominantly African American town of Rosewood, Florida, in 1923. White woman cries rape and blamed it on a Black Man. That lie destroyed families and their community.
Also called the Tulsa race riot, the Greenwood Massacre, or the Black Wall Street Massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white residents attacked black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Claude Neal was the last "spectacle lynching" in the United States. Although spectacle and lynching are words that don't go together in this case they did. The whites sold tickets to like this is a show. Cutting off body parts, stuffing in his mouth, forced to eat his own flesh.
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The Scottsboro Boys, were nine African American teenagers, ages 13 to 19, accused in Alabama of raping two white women in 1931. The landmark set of legal cases from this incident dealt with racism and the right to a fair trial.
Accused of attacking a white woman with a knife and attempting to sexually assault her. White woman cries rape. Shot him 8 times, poured gasoline and set on fire by white mob.
4 Innocent teenagers accused of rape. White woman cries rape.
Whistling at a white woman. The woman admitted to LYING!
September 15, 1963, a bomb explodes during Sunday morning services in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls.
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The Charleston church shooting was a mass shooting on June 17, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina, in which nine African Americans were killed during a Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church by an white supremacist and mass murderer.
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Institutional racism is a form of racism that is embedded as normal practice within society or an organization. It can lead to such issues as discrimination in criminal justice, employment, housing, health care, political power, and education, among other issues.
WHAT IS RACISM?
Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.