120 Modern Civil Rights Study Guide

120 Modern Civil Rights Study Guide - STUDY GUIDE: "MODERN...

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S TUDY G UIDE : “M ODERN C IVIL R IGHTS Using this study guide The following document has all of the terms, quotes, lists, and ideas contained in the most recent powerpoint presentation (note: I change these frequently so some variations may exist). As a result, you should not feel that you need to copy any of this information while in class. The following questions are addressed in this section of the lecture. You should be able to answer these questions by the end of this section. If you can’t, see me during my office hours or talk with your seminar leader: Questions Addressed in the Lectures that will help you to prepare for the exam: Was the modern civil rights movement inevitable? Wasn’ t America headed toward a notion that race was meaningless before 1954? Does middle-brow popular culture help or hurt this change? What is the NAACP? How does it attack the issue of segregation? Why does it chose this route? Why is Brown v. Board so important? What decision is reached and what are its implications? What connections are there between the Modern Civil Rights Movement and Reconstruction? (WARNING: unfair question, requires that you use what is learned in the first section) Why is Martin Luther King so effective? Is he the only voice of protest? What are others saying? What is the result of the Modern Civil Rights Movement? Can one claim that King failed after 1965? Did the Civil Rights Movement fail or succeed? Sample Exam Questions from Previous Exams: Why does the national civil rights movement succeed in the 1950s when it had failed so often and so completely in the past? What unique conditions were present between 1954 and 1968 that aided in this victory? Be sure to cite specific examples to support your argument. From 1896 to 1965, the United States federal government completely reversed it’s stance regarding the racial segregation of African-Americans. ( i ) What were the leading causes of this transformation during these years and how did the federal government specifically help the crusade? ( ii ) Dating back to 1896, how did the NAACP generate conflicts which propelled the movement forward? Selected Terms: Legal Defense Fund Jackie Robinson (1947) 1
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Brown -v- Board of Education Martin Luther King “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” SCLC Montgomery Bus Boycott SNCC Freedom Rides Civil Rights Act of 1964 Voting Rights Act of 1965 Malcolm X General Lecture Outline: I. America Before 1954 a. Source of Change b. Goals of “Modern Civil Rights” II. Approach to Brown v. Board a. NAACP Legal Defense Fund b. Popular Culture – Jackie Robinson c. Brown v. Board III. After Brown a. Southern Backlash – KKK, etc. b.
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course HIST 1302 taught by Professor Carter during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

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