POSSIBLE KEY QUESTION: How important was the Montgomery Bus Boycott in the progress of the Civil Rights Movement?
Sub-Question: How did the protest progress?
Sub-Question: What was Rosa Park's role in the boycott?
Sub-Question: What was Martin Luther King's role in the boycott?
POSSIBLE KEY QUESTION: How did the activities of the Freedom Riders and Sit-ins bolster the U.S. Civil Rights Movement?
Sub-Question: Who were the leaders and partners of the Freedom Riders and Sit-in protesters?
Sub-Question: What methods did they use to desegregate interstate transportation?
Sub-Question: Who were the opponents to the Freedom Riders and Sit-in protesters, and what were their responses?
Sub-Question: What were the outcomes of these protests?
POSSIBLE KEY QUESTION: Is Martin Luther King best described as a saint or a sinner with his beliefs, behaviour and policies? (Discuss whether he was a glory seeker, a hypocrite or a betrayer of his people - see Vivienne Sanders).
POSSIBLE KEY QUESTION: Which of these two activists made the most important contribution to the American Civil Rights Movement?
Sub-Question: What was the for Martin Luther King to become active in the Civil Rights Movement, and what was his ?
Sub-Question: How did Martin Luther King and show in the Civil Rights Movement?
Sub-Question: What was the for Malcolm X to become involved in the Civil Rights Movement, and what was his ?
Sub-Question: How can the of the 2 activists be compared?
: Malcolm X's message of self-defense and black nationalism resonated with northern, urban blacks more effectively than King’s call for nonviolence.
Martin Luther King AND Malcolm X
Martin Luther King
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POSSIBLE KEY QUESTION: Was Malcolm X a symbol of black pride and aspiration, or a racist, anti-Semitic demagogue (a political leader who seeks support by appealing to the desires and prejudices of ordinary people rather than by using rational argument)? This is an article from the New York Times)
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Martin Luther King Jr. considered the 1963 Birmingham Campaign a necessity because of the harsh treatment of the African-American community. In mid-1962, King and other officials from the SCLC conceived ‘Project C’, which used the non-violent protest strategies of sit-ins, boycotts and daily marches, to draw public attention to the heavy-handed, and often violent, responses by the police. King’s justifications for this approach are explained in a telegram which he sent to President Kennedy in 1962, in which he stated that a “reign of terror is still alive in Birmingham Alabama [and] it is by far the worst big city in race relations in the United States” (King, 1962, 1). His reasons are explained further the following year, in a letter which King wrote while in jail in Birmingham following his arrest for taking part in the protests. In it, the civil rights leader argued that the protests were necessary since the city authorities left the African-American community with no alternative (King, 1963, 2). As this document was written with the expressed purpose of explaining the causes of the Birmingham Campaign, it is a particularly reliable record of King’s justifications for the event. As is clearly seen in these two sources, both written by King himself, he saw Project C as a vital step in gaining full rights for the citizens of the city. Therefore, King was convinced that the 1963 Birmingham Campaign was a direct result of the unjust treatment suffered by the African-Americans in Birmingham.
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