Watch these two videos
on the events in Selma. Describe the events of Bloody Sunday and
explain why it was such a significant moment in the Civil Rights
Take a 'literacy
test' used in Alabama in the 1960s to determine the right to
Watch the feature film
Why did some black Americans criticize
Who was Malcolm X and who were the National of Islam? Contrast
the views of Malcolm X with those of Martin Luther King.
2. What was meant by 'Black Power'? 50 years ago
this summer, Tommie Smith and John Carlos became famous.
Research and explain what the did and why they did it. This
Guardian article is a good place to begin.
of non-violent protest had only limited success in improving the
position of African Americans in US society in the 1960s.' To
what extent do you agree?
Write an essay plan on
the impact of non-violent protest. Use the sources as well as
the textbook essay frame (p.267) to help you.
This question is one of those that you might
be asked to complete in the summer exam.