Civil Rights Movement
i. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)
ii. Rosa Parks on Life in Montgomery, Alabama (1956-1958)
iii. Fannie Lou Hamer: Testimony at the Democratic National Convention 1964
iv. Lyndon Johnson on Voting Rights and the American Promise (1965)
b. Read Chapter 28 of the US History online textbook, especially pages 845 – 849 and pages 877 – 878. answer the following questions
From the Brown v Board of Education of Topeka and the Rose Parks on Life in Montgomery, how do these readings reveal the continuing struggle to end racism and racial segregation?
From the YAWP reading, according to President Johnson why are “opportunities” not enough to ensure the civil rights of African-Americans?
From the YAWP reading, what shocked up the most from Fannie Lou Hamer’s Testimony? Why?
Why were people so angry, to the point of violence, about the integration of our schools?
What is your reaction to the Literacy Test?
What was the premeditated purpose of the Literacy Test?
Could you pass this test?
In what ways do we continue to struggle with civil rights and civil liberties issues in the 21st century?