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LA7-CivilRightsMovement

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LA7 Argumentative paper research The struggle for Civil Rights Guiding Questions TOPICS and KEY TERMS Go to our Floyd Library Media Center Website... link below... to find citation and research tools to help you in your quest for information. We are taught to follow the Golden Rule and treat others as we wish to be treated. A democratic nation must promote and defend equality and equal opportunity for all people. To honor those who have sacrificed and struggled to protect the rights of us all, a statue will be erected in honor of a great Civil Rights Leader in a park in Mableton. There are already memorials and tributes to the many well-known and deserving leaders of the Civil Rights Movement... Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and others. There were many more who sacrificed and struggled for the cause of Civil Rights. Chose one of the individuals presented below to research in preparation for writing your argumentative paper. In this paper you will present your argument that the person you have chosen deserves a statue in his/her honor. 1. How did this civil rights leader contribute to a freer, more equal America?
2. Who was this civil rights leader? (biographical details, key events, highlights of life)
3. How did this person demonstrate courage and personal sacrifice?
4. What change did this civil ights leader help to bring about? (What rights did this leader win?) Examine the topic choice and
key terms
in the boxes below... http://floydlibrarymediacenter.weebly.com The struggle for Civil Rights is important to all of us. Tommie Smith and John Carlos – Expelled from Olympics for raising Fist of Black Power after winning medals

1968 Summer Olympics, Mexico City
Black Power
Civil Rights Movement The Greensboro Four - Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, Ezell Blair, Jr., and David Richmond - Sit-in protest at a department store, led to sit-ins as an effective method of protest and catalyst for change

Sit-in
Woolworths
Desegregation
Civil Rights Movement Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner – The murders of these three civil rights activists in Mississippi spurred the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

James Earl Chaney
Andrew Goodman
Michael Schwerner
1964 Civil Rights Act
Voter Registration John Lewis and James Zwerg – organizers/participants in the Freedom Rides that followed the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Boynton v. Virginia

Boynton v. Virginia (1960 Supreme Court decision declaring segregation in interstate transportation illegal)
Freedom Rides
Civil Rights Movement Ida B. Wells – “Grandmother of the Civil Rights Movement” – writer and speaker: anti-lynching, women’s suffrage, civil rights

Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad (1885, refused to give up her seat)
Jim Crow cars (on trains)
Lynching
Negro Fellowship League
Civil Rights Movement Jackie Robinson – first black major league baseball player

Desegregation of baseball
Branch Rickey
Brooklyn Dodgers Elizabeth Eckford - one of the Little Rock Nine… first students to integrate Central High, Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock Nine
School desegregation
Civil rights movement Ruby Bridges - the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South
William Frantz Elementary -New Orleans, Louisiana
School desegregation
Civil Rights Movement EQ: What techniques can I
use to comprehend what I read? ELACC7R1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says as well as inferences drawn from text.
ELACCR5: Analyze the main ideas and sup-porting details presented in diverse media and formats.
ELACC7W9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection and research.
LMC1:1:5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness to need, importance, and social and cultural context.

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