Redefining the Civil Rights Movement Paper
Order ID 53563633773 Type Essay Writer Level Masters Style APA Sources/References 4 Perfect Number of Pages to Order 5-10 Pages
- CLO#3: Revise the standard narrative of the Civil Rights Movement and articulate the evolution of your understanding of the CRM.
- CLO#4: Successfully apply the Chicago style guide and high quality, academic writing skills to written arguments and theses.
Directions for this assignment:
What is racism? It may seem like there is a simple answer, but a closer examination of the Long Civil Rights Movement reveals that racism is complex and multivariate. Less a thing that can be named, racism manifests as a set of processes that do more than simply separate people by the “races.” It is the product of systems that, among other things, capitalize on the oppression of African Americans and other non-whites.
In your paper, you will fashion a definition of racism through an analysis of the Long Civil Rights Movement. Using three different case studies (shown below), you must analyze the various manifestations of White Supremacy, and the ways in which African Americans and their allies contested their oppression. Consider the social, political, and economic landscape of the United States.
Answer these required Guiding Questions while writing your paper:
- What were the methods of oppression and exploitation in each case study?
- How did those methods subvert the citizenship rights of African Americans?
- What impact did each particular form of oppression have on Black American lives and the American public in general?
- What methods did African Americans employ to contest various forms of oppression?
Lastly, consider how the contemporary American public remembers the Black Freedom Movement in the 1950s and 60s. How might the study of the Long Civil Rights Movement shift that thinking on the history of the Civil Rights, and also how that might alter our present view of race relations and racism?
Restrict your research and assessment work to the 1950s-1960s.
Required case studies:
- Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, grassroots organizing and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
- Dr. Martin Luther King and the Antiwar Movement
- The Black Power Movement and the Black Panthers