• Textbook --> pp. 856 - 863.
  • FILM --> clips from "America's Century."
  1. How did events during World War II lay the groundwork for African Americans to fight for civil rights?
  2. What was the legal strategy of the NAACP in the immediate post-World 
    War II period?
  3. Why weren't schools in all regions desegregated immediately after the Brown decision?
  4. In what ways were the Little Rock desegregation and Rosa Park's defiance on a Montgomery bus turning points in the struggle for civil rights?
  5. Why was the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955-1956 successful?
  6. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. mean by "soul force"?
  7. What were the goals of the SCLC and SNCC?
  8. How did the tactics of the student protestors from SNCC differ from those of the boycotters in Montgomery, AL?
  *  Thurgood Marshall    *  Rosa Parks
  *  Morgan v. VA [1946]    *  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  *  Brown v. Board of Ed., Topeka [1954]    *  "soul force"
  *  Linda Brown    *  Southern Christian Leadership
      Conference [SCLC]
  *  White Citizens Councils    *  Student Nonviolent Coordinating
      Committee {SNCC]
  *  "Southern Manifesto"    *  Congress of Racial Equality [CORE]
  *  Gov. Orval Faubus [AR]    *  sit-ins
  *  Civil Rights Act of 1954    *  "American apartheid"


  • Textbook --> pp. 864 - 870.
  • FILM --> clips from "America's Century."
  1. What did the freedom riders hope to achieve?
  2. How did the Kennedy administration deal with the policies of the segregationist governors of Alabama and Mississippi?
  3. Why did civil rights organizers ask their supporters to march on Washington in the summer of 1963?
  4. Why did civil rights groups organize Freedom Summer in 1964?
  5. Why was the 24th. Amendment to the Constitution passed in 1964?
  6. Who was Fannie Lou Hamer?  What were the goals of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party [MFDP]?
  7. Why did many young people in SNCC and the MFDP feel betrayed by some civil rights leaders in 1964?
  8. In what ways was the civil rights campaign in Selma similar to the one in Birmingham?
  9. Why was the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965?
  *  freedom riders    *  Civil Rights Act of 1964
  *  "Bull" Connor    *  Freedom Summer
  *  James Meredith    *  Schwerner, Goodman, & Chaney
  *  "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"    *  Mississippi Freedom Democratic
      Party [MFDP]
  *  Gov. George Wallace [AL]    *  Fannie Lou Hamer
  *  I say, segregation now!  Segregation
     tomorrow!  Segregation forever!
   *  24th. Amendment [1964]
  *  Medgar Evers    *  Voting Rights Act of 1965
  *  March on Washington [1963]


  • Textbook --> pp. 871 -877.
  • FILM --> clips from "America's Century.'
  • READING --> "The Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s--Different Voices;
                         Different Approaches".
  1. What is the difference between de facto segregation and de jure segregation?  Why is the first harder to eliminate?
  2. What were some of the causes of urban rioting in the 1960s?
  3. Who was Elijah Muhammed?  What is the Nation of Islam?
  4. What were some of the key beliefs that Malcolm X advocated?
  5. How did the ideas of Malcolm X differ from those of Dr. Martin Luther 
    King, Jr.?
  6. Why did some civil rights leaders urge Stokely Carmichael to stop using the slogan "Black Power!"?
  7. Why were the Black Panthers created?  What was their goal?
  8. Why did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. object to the Black Panther movement?
  9. How did the nation react to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
  10. Why is the Civil Rights Act of 1968 considered to be the most important civil rights legislation since Reconstruction?
  11. What were some of the accomplishment of the civil rights movement?
  12. What challenges still face the nation in the area of civil rights today?
  *  de facto segregation    *  Black Power!
  *  de jure segregation    *  Huey Newton
  *  Malcolm X    *  Bobby Seal
  *  Nation of Islam    *  Black Panthers
  *  Black Muslims    *  April 4, 1968
  *  Elijah Muhammed    *  James Earl Ray
  *  "Ballots or bullets!"    *  Kerner Commission
  *  Stokely Carmichael    *  Civil Rights Act of 1968

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