Section outline

  • As we continue our examination of African American struggles in the 20th Century...

    There are a few workbook activities I want you to pay attention to this week. These include: 

    1. "The Movement Begins," pp. 364-65. (You will need to refer to pp. 552-559 to complete this acivity)
    2. "Challenging Segregation," pp. 370-71. (You will need to refer to pp. 560-568 to complete this activity)
    3. "New Civil Rights Issues," pp. 376-377. (You will need to refer to pp. 569-575 to complete this activity) 

    There will be a reading called "The Lunch Counter Sit-Ins." In reading the article, extract 15 facts/notes/pieces of information and then answer the five questions found in For Discussion and Writing. This represents one of the many ways Blacks engaged in civil protest to attain social equality.

    By the end of the week, the discussion becomes more political, as we examine the struggle which led up to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. As you read the assignment, "Race and Voting in the Segregated South,, extract 20 pieces of information from the article, and then answer the three questions found in For Discussion and Writing.

    In between all this, I will give you at least one class period to work on your projects. I am also scheduling a Saturday School on February 1 for anyone wanting to come in and work on their project.

    Note: Along with the three required workbook activities, there are six more you can do for extra credit. They are: 1) "Executive Order 10730: Desegregation of Central High School," pp. 366-67; 2) "Rosa Parks's Arrest Record," pp. 368-69; 3) "Letter from Robert Kennedy to President Kennedy," pp. 372-73; 4) "Speech by President Lyndon B. Johnson," pp. 374-75; 5) "Martin Luther King, Jr., Meets Malcolm X," pp. 378-79; and 6) "Report on the Watts Riots," pp. 380-81. You will get five points for each activity you do.