Monday, February 29, 2016

Democratizing Twentieth Century - Homework - Due - Tuesday, March 1

Due Tues, March 1
1) Read Zinn chap 17: "Or Does it Explode?", pgs 443-455

2) Identify the each of the following terms. Consider the significance of each, provide quotations to support when necessary (if you say it's not necessary you're getting a zero), and consider how the term might fit into an argument in your essay.

a) southern blacks and the communist party
b) Angelo Herndon
c) Harry Truman and blacks
e) Truman's Committee on Civil Rights
f) use of Federal Courts
g) Martin Luther King
h) Greensboro, NC
i) CORE/Freedom Rides
j) John Kennedy and blacks
k) Historical Synthesis: Discuss Zinn's use of poems and other primary sources the illustrate the psychological condition of African Americans.

Due Wed, March 2 
Read Zinn 455-462 


1) Discuss and interpret Malcolm X's characterization of the March on Washington. Provide at least one quote for evidence.   
2) Select any three quotes that connect to a Civil Rights Movement cause: WWII, Cold War, Advancements in Technology, Supreme Court, Youth/Education   

Copy the quote into your notebook and analyze.

3) Identify the following terms. 

m) Lyndon Johnson and blacks
n) Arthur Sschlesinger: A Thousand Days
o) unemployment, poverty rates whites/blacks
p) Lyndon Johnson
q) Watts, Los Angeles
r) black migration to the North

Due Thurs, March 3 

Read Franklin pgs 506-521 

a) Discuss the gains blacks made via the Supreme Court.
b) Identify: "To Secure These Rights"
c) How did Harry Truman impact the status of blacks?
d) Provide 3 examples of evolution of black voting rights after WWII
e) Discuss NAAWP, White Citizens' Councils and interposition. How did these all impact African Americans?
f) In what ways did whites use violence to resist?
g) What is "white flight"? What caused it and how did impact housing trends?
h) Discuss three gains blacks made regarding employment post WWII.
i) Identify: Fair Housing Act
j) Primary Source Analysis: James Baldwin Reflects on the Ghetto
k) Discuss the degree to which blacks participated in business and commerce.

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