4.6 – Civil Rights Movements

Readings

Wikipedia, Civil Rights movement timeline

April 6 FTR readings

National Education Association, Untold No More: Latino Civil Rights Movement 1902-2009

Discussion questions:

Who were some of the major leaders of the African American Civil Rights movement, and what were some of the major events and legislative accomplishments that defined its rise?

What were some of the major reasons for the success of the movement for greater rights for African Americans?

Do you think that histories of the Civil Rights movement focus too much on leaders and slight the contributions of less famous figures? Or do you think the focus on leaders is the best way of understanding why the movement for greater rights for African Americans was able to succeed?

What groups opposed the Civil Rights movement, and what strategies did they use?

What role did technology play in the success of the Civil Rights movement?

What were some of the major differences of opinion within the Civil Rights movement?

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