1. watch video, then follow the instruction to write a brief entry to summarize it.(1-2 paragraph, about half page)
ou will write up a one paragraph reflection on the assigned Eyes on the Prize episode. This documentary series, produced between 1987 and 1990 remains the foremost record of the civil rights era, and one of the most important lens through which many people view the Civil Rights movement. Your entry should focus on how the film presented this period of the Civil Rights Era. What did you learn from the film? What aspects of the movement were emphasized in the episode? Were there other views or subjects covered in your readings that were not included? What interpretation of the Civil Rights movement did you take away from this episode?
Episode 5: Mississippi, Is This America? https://youtu.be/aP2A6_2b6g8
2. watch video, then follow the instruction to write a brief entry to summarize it.(1-2 paragraph, about half page)
Same requirement as the first video, Episode 6: Bridge to Freedom
3. watch video, then follow the instruction to write a brief entry to summarize it.(1-2 paragraph, about half page)
Same requirement as the other two video, Episode 8: Two Societies
This is a video series, but do not write them in one article, please write them separately as three different entries.
4. Unit discussion, follow the instruction and questions to write a journal.( 2-3 paragraphs, about half page long)
draw on course resources (readings, videos, and document problems) to answer the following questions in a substantial (1-2 paragraph) response. You should use parenthetical citations to indicate when you are referring to a course resource i.e. (Theoharis, 99).
In this period, the traditional narrative suggests that the movement had its greatest victories due to its commitment to nonviolence, and thus the violence that rocked northern cities in the wake of this victory was seen as a break and constructed as an ungrateful reaction to civil rights progress. Yet, our unit this week suggests that the civil rights movement was constantly changing and never monolithically committed to nonviolence.
Why was nonviolence so effective as a strategy in the mass protests in Birmingham and Selma yet relatively powerless in Mississippi and northern cities? How did questions of tactics and leadership cause tensions within the civil rights movement and the student movement in this period? Why did northern African Americans take their grievances into the streets in the late 1960s, just as civil rights legislation seemed to promise change?