Need Help-HIST 120: Civil Rights Movement Assignment


Need Help-HIST 120: Civil Rights Movement Assignment 

HIST 120: Civil Rights Movement Assignment

Dr. Robert Morrow Fall 2016 Due: September 20

Follow these steps to complete this assignment:

1. Select one of the civil rights activists’ primary sources that we read for this week: • Anne Moody, The Jackson Sit-In • Fannie Lou Hamer and Rita Schwerner, Testimony Before the Democratic National Convention • Sheyann Webb, Selma

2. Write one paragraph that shows how that activist’s experience fits with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s principles of nonviolent resistance. Below are a questions to help you focus your analysis: • Did the activist’s experience fit with the characteristics of nonviolent resistance? • Was the activist able to meet the demands that King said nonviolent resistance demanded? • Was there any sign that nonviolent resistance worked as King said it would?

3. Type up your paragraph and be sure that it conforms to these rules: • It must be typed, double-spaced, with your name at the top of the page. • It must begin with a topic sentence that in one sentence answers the question. • It must explain why you answer the question the way you do by using specific facts from the activist’s document. • It must be written entirely in your own words. USE NO QUOTATIONS. • It must have be at least six sentences in length. • Every sentence should relate to the topic sentence. • Identify the source of the evidence and explain who the activist(s) was/were was at the beginning of the paragraph. • For each piece of evidence you must make clear how this fact or facts relate(s) to and support(s) the topic sentence.

4. You must submit your paper on Blackboard: • The paper is due by 11:00 p.m. on September 20 • Submit your paper in a format compatible with Microsoft Word for Mac 2011. Note: Rich Text Format is a common format that is compatible with this standard. • The link for submitting it is under the Writing Assignments section in a folder labeled “Civil Rights Movement Assignment.” In that folder is a link labeled “Submit the Civil Rights Movement Assignment.” • IMPORTANT: If something goes wrong submitting it on Blackboard, email me a copy as an MS Word file. Do not just wait until you are next in class to tell me that you had a problem; I will count your paper as late. • The grades of all late papers will be lowered two full letter grades (for example, an A paper becomes a C paper if it is late). And I will not accept the papers more than one week late.

 

The Civil Rights Movement, Part 1
Class Notes
Section 002

Grievances of Southern Blacks / Dimensions of Racism in the South

  • They couldn’t buy land
  • When greeting a white person, blacks were expected to avert their eyes–deferential
  • Voting registrars could determine if applicant was qualified to vote
  • Black men could not complement a white women
  • White men thought black men had lust for white women; if a black man said anything sexual, could be lynched
  • Elementary schools were only open in the winter—not needed for field work
  • Whites & blacks couldn’t dine, drink or dance together—or even in their own homes
  • Blacks had to call whites Mr. & Mrs.; whites call blacks boy, auntie
  • White men could have sex with black women, held white women on a pedestal—de-sexualized them
  • Blacks had to take a literacy test/pay poll taxes to be able to vote; could raise poll tax to keep them from voting
  • Housing was built poorly, bad materials
  • Public toilets, drinking fountains segregated by race

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chronology of the Civil Rights Movement

1954           Brown

1955           Montgomery Bus Boycott

1957           Little Rock school desegregation

1960           Sit-ins

1961           Freedom Riders

1963           Birmingham campaign

March on Washington

 

Need Help-HIST 120: Civil Rights Movement Assignment 

Prep Paper
For September 13
The Civil Rights Movement, Part 2

Reading: Takin’ It to the Streets Reader:
“‘Keep on Walkin’” (Introduction), Chs.1 – 4

Ch. 1: “The Power of Nonviolence”

When was this source produced and under what circumstances?  
Who produced this source?  
What purpose was this source created to serve?  
Who was the audience for this source?  
What is the point of view of this source?  

 

Ch. 2: “The Jackson Sit-in”

When was this source produced and under what circumstances?  
Who produced this source?  
What purpose was this source created to serve?  
Who was the audience for this source?  
What is the point of view of this source?  

 

Ch. 3: “Testimony before the Democratic National Committee”

When was this source produced and under what circumstances?  
Who produced this source?  
What purpose was this source created to serve?  
Who was the audience for this source?  
What is the point of view of this source?  

 

Ch. 4: “Selma”

When was this source produced and under what circumstances?  
Who produced this source?  
What purpose was this source created to serve?  
Who was the audience for this source?  
What is the point of view of this source?  

 

Need Help-HIST 120: Civil Rights Movement Assignment 

 

 

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