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Civil Rights Visual Metaphor Challenge:

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Humanities Department

on 25 April 2016

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Civil Rights Visual Metaphor Challenge:
Visual Metaphor Challenge:
Choose one of the following essay questions to base your visual metaphor on:

1. How important was the emergence of effective organisations to the development of the Civil Rights Campaigns after 1945?

2. To what extent did the Civil Rights Movement meet the needs of black Americans, up to 1968?

3. To what extent were the activities of the Ku Klux Klan the most significant obstacle preventing black Americans from gaining Civil Rights before 1941?

Essay question handouts
Civil Rights Trays
Previous essays
Timeline of Civil Rights:
'Separate but equal'
KKK at its most powerful
Estimated 3-6million members
Marcus Garvey Forms UNIA
NAACP formed
Brown v topeka
Effective protest groups
MLK emerges as a leader
Sit ins
Freedom Rides
Double V
Obstacles to Civil Rights before 1941
Growth of CRM
Successes of CRM
Booker T
Widespread Racism & Prejudice
Your display must include information about all factors relating to your question.
For each factor show at least 3 key events or details and their significance.
There must be a clear visual representation of which factor was most important
how successfully each factor was dealt with.
You must be prepared to present your display to the other groups.
Fact Hunt:
Take the following three headings in your jotter:
Obstacles to Civil Rights before 1941
Growth of Civil Rights Movement after 1945
Successes of Civil Rights Movement
Rotate around each groups product and gather as much information as you can about each topic. Make sure you have clear headings for each factor. How you display this information is up to you.
Add each event or fact listed below to the relevant topic. Add an analytical comment that explains the significance of the event or fact.
Emmett Till was brutally murdered in 1955.
The 1964 Civil Rights Act banned segregation in virtually all public places in America.
When black Americans moved North their economic prospects and political rights improved, but they still faced widespread racism and prejudice.
Martin Luther King and Malcolm X both became key leaders of the CRM in the 1960s and gained publicity through their inspirational speeches.
The USA entered World War Two fighting the racism of Nazi Germany with its own racist 'Jim Crow' Army
Membership of the Ku Klux Klan declined after 1925 due to several high profile scandals involving its leaders.
The Civil Rights Acts of 1965 and 1964 did nothing to improve the social and economic circumstances of black Americans living in Northern Ghettos.
250,000 black Americans were newly registered to vote following the 1965 Civil Rights Act
Black Americans living in the South faced several obstacles preventing them from voting in elections.

What topic:
Obstacles to Civil Rights
Growth of CRM
How successful was the CRM?

What will it look like?
How can you make it?
What resources will you need?
How will you show which factor was most important OR how successfully each factor was dealt with?

What factors do you need to cover?
What are the key events/facts/details for each factor?
Jim Crow Laws
Lack of political influence
Widespread racism & prejudice
Divisions within the black Community
Inspirational Leaders
Effective Protest Groups
High Profile Cases of Discrimination
Experience of WW2
Tackling social & economic inequality
Improving political Participation
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