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history paper 2 - personally difficult choices? In what...

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Paper # 2 Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High Your second paper is due Monday April 7 th . It should be 4-5 pages long. Your paper is to deal with two topics (1) Melba Pattillo Beals experiences in high school; and (2) your own. Explain what factors in Melba Pattillo Beals’ life shaped her response to the integration crisis at Little Rock Central High. How did her understanding of herself and of race relations change as a result of the experience. What events were pivotal in the way she came to these understanding. Weave the answers to these questions together into an analysis of her experience. Secondly, you should discuss your own high school experience. For many of you, high school was a “coming of age,” and it involved gaining a growing awareness of yourself and others as an adult. What type of experiences were formative? What new situations did you have to confront that involved
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Unformatted text preview: personally difficult choices? In what ways were you socialized about the importance of race, class, and gender in life (your own or those around you)? How had your life up to this point prepared you to cope with your high school years. Quote from the book when necessary but always use quotation marks and put page references after each quote. Your experiences will not be, of course, directly parallel to those of Beals, but you should look for underlying themes that connect your lives, and write in comparative or at least parallel terms where possible. You can weave the two stories together, or handle one after the other, but keep the parallels in mind as your write. At the same time, also give due attention to the difference in eras (mid-1950s and mid-2000s) and thus in circumstances in the stories....
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course HIST 104 taught by Professor Isenberg during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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