Sunday, December 4, 2011

Extra Credit - Nike Sneakers (logos)

Ad Copy: "Nike is the world's leading supplier of athletic shoes making over $18 billion in profits per year. They go great with any outfit, sporty of trendy. There are over 100 different styles and colors to choose from. They make great running shoes that are durable in any weather. All of your favorite athletes are wearing them. Get on to today to customize your very own Nike's. Prices start at just $29.99. Just Do It."

Works Cited
"NKE Company Profile - Nike Inc. Cl B Company Information." MarketWatch - Stock Market Quotes, Business News, Financial News. Web. 04 Dec. 2011.

File size for video uploads

Must be under 100 mb I believe, so convert or shrink your video before uploading, as needed.  The other way to do it is to post it to You Tube and then link it, as you can see in Natalie's post today.  Good luck!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Make up assignment on Civil Rights

In April of 1963 a joint campaign between ACMHR and SCLC started sit ins at all white churches. When the offenders were politely arrested for breaking segregation laws the news found nothing new or sensational, so it was not covered. When Eugene "Bull" Connor's ordered police dogs on a crowd of protestors, however, the news was quick to record the attack of a nonviolent protestor by a German shepard. This inspired Reverend Wyatt Walker and Martin Luther King Jr. to use direct action to create tension in order to attract media attention. King sought to be arrested and his arrest marked a turning point in his time as a leader in the civil rights movement. Before his arrest he spoke withhis staff, and after a few hours of debate told them "Look, I don't know what to do. I just know that something has got to change in Birmingham. I don't know whether I can raise money to get people out of jail. I do know that I can go into jail with them." He wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" there, which was the clearest statement of the righteousness of the movement. The national media coverage of the brutality shown by police and the desperation of the blacks helped to spread the unrest that was so heavy in Birmingham.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Make up research on Civil Rights

Activists in Birmingham launch Project "C" (confrontation). Led by Martin Luther King Jr, and organized by Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Martin Luther King Jr used nonviolent action tactics to show that some laws were unfair. He believed that the actions of the police would be violent and by not reacting back to the violence then they would get sympathy from the people and show that they are not the ones causing the violence. When Martin Luther King jr got arrested it made a huge impact on the movement. "I don't know whether I can raise money to get people out of jail. I do know that I can go into jail with them." While he was in jail he wrote a piece called "Letter from Birmingham" on a newspaper, which later was read by all. This movement made a large impact and was successful.

To learn more:

Aint Scared of Your Jails

I really liked watching this film because it gave me more insight on the SNCC, because I didnt really know who they were or what exactly they did. The goals of the SNCC were to have African Americans be treated equally to white Americans. The members of the SNCC were people who participated in sit-in, where they would sit at the counter of a resturant (which they were not alowed to) for hours to try and make a point to the people in there. Even though they were beaten, the SNCC members did not fight back because they were non-violent. Some SNCC members also were freedom riders. These people went a very long bus rides to different states, where they sat at the front of the bus to speak out against racial discrimination. When the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee said "it was wrong to discriminate based on the color of someones skin" it was a major turning point during this time. This gave the African American people even more determination to continue on what they believed was right. Many of they faced beatings, and jail time, but they continued to fight.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders is a sad story about a group of African American students who try to gain their rights through quiet protest. Unfortunately as they try to do right, the law does wrong. It is sad to see that once in history that our law and government could be so harsh to the citizens in its country. When the rides began and things begin to get tough, Jim Zwerg said, "Segregation must stop. We will continue to ride." The group of protesters would not give up for their rights. I believe if we had more people like that in the US then the country could be a better place.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ain't Scared of Your Jails

Students and community members started their protest to try and get all people to realize that the way the African Americans were being treated was wrong. A quote from the movie was, "We weren't scared of them. As one group of students were arrested, there was a new group of students coming in to take their place". I thought this quote was powerful because it really shows the strong standpoint the students took. No matter how much they were intimidated, it did not matter. It was important that they fought for what they believed was right. I really enjoyed this video. Although I already have learned so much about Martin Luther King, this video showed a side of the civil rights movement that I was not familiar with. Those students were so brave! I don't think I could have done it.