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Civil Rights Movement

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Matt Baker

on 24 May 2018

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Transcript of Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement
- Notebook
- Pen/Pencil

- I can compare the Civil Rights Leaders of the 1960s

Table of Contents
Page: Civil Rights Background
Page: Civil Rights Leaders

If you want to create a large change in society, what is the best way to do it?



Civil Rights Movement
- Many Black Americans fed up with racist conditions in US
- Different leaders came up with different solutions
- MLK: Southern Christian Leadership Conference
(SCLC) & Nonviolent Resistance
- Malcolm X: Nation of Islam & By Any Means Necessary
- Huey Newton: Black Panthers & Revolutionary Humanism
Martin Luther King Jr.
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Malcolm X
By Any Means Necessary
What do you know about MLK?
What are you taught about Malcolm X?
Huey Newton
Have you heard of Huey Newton or the Black Panthers? What have you heard about them?
Why do you think we aren't taught as much about Newton or X?
Initial Thoughts
Who had the best answers for Jim Crow South or segregated America?

Move to the corner of the person you think had the best solutions.
Racism in America
- Jim Crow laws (legal segregation/discrimination) in the South
- Hidden racism in the North
- Hard to get loans, jobs, and housing
- Violence and terrorism used to oppress Black Americans
- KKK, lynchings, threats
Debate Reading
- Choose a reading based on the person you think had the best solutions

- Do the reading

- 1 note: Background info
- 1 note: What they believed
- 1 note: Positive about them
- 1 note: Negative about them
- 1 note: Achievement they had
Debate from the perspective of the leaders

Winning team gets Baker Bucks

- Respectful
- Stay in perspective of leader
- Good point +1
- Good rebuttal +1
- Incorrect info -1
- Disrespect -1
Q1: What were the problems facing Black Americans?

Q2: How do we solve these problems?

Q3: Why don't the other guys have the best solution?
Malcolm X
Huey Newton
Murdered in 1989 in Oakland, CA
Writing Prompt
Which leader had the best solution during the Civil Rights Movement? Why?
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