To what extent did Founding principles of liberty, equality, and justice become a reality for African Americans during the civil rights movement?
- I can interpret primary sources related to Founding principles of liberty, equality, and justice in the civil rights movement.
- I can explain how laws and policy, courts, and individuals and groups contributed to or pushed back against the quest for liberty, equality, and justice for African Americans.
- I can create an argument using evidence from primary sources.
- I can analyze issues in history to help find solutions to present-day challenges.
Directions: Identify the main ideas and connections to the Founding principles using the information you gathered from your assigned documents.
|Document Title and Date||Main ideas||Connection to Founding Principles|
|Richard Wright, Black Boy, 1945|
|Sweatt v. Painter, 1950|
|Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, 1952|
|Brown v. Board of Education, 1954|
|Martin Luther King, Jr., “The Montgomery Improvement Association Mass Meeting at Holt Street Baptist Church” Speech, 1955|
|The Southern Manifesto, 1956|
|Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Founding Statement, 1960|
|James Baldwin “Fifth Avenue, Uptown,” 1960|
|Freedom Rides Photographs, 1961|
|Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” 1963|
|Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream”, 1963|
|John Lewis, Speech at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963|
|“We Shall Overcome”|
|Malcolm X, “Message to the Grassroots”, 1963|
|Civil Rights Act, 1964|
|Fannie Lou Hamer Testimony before the Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, August 22, 1964|
|Images of Bloody Sunday, 1965|
|Voting Rights Act, 1965|
|Loving v. Virginia, 1967|