Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Civil Rights History Course (Unit III)

Vocabulary/Topics:

Backlash
Desegregation
De facto
De jure
Equal Protection Clause
Fourteenth Amendment
Freedom of Assembly
Grassroots
Inherent
Integration
Segregationist

Assignment #1

Resources:


Who were the "Players" in the fight for desegragation of America's schools? http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/players.htm

Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2ADEC16F96C55D30

Segregation today:
Investigation on Resegregation in America

What is the state of racial integration today (in Wisconsin)?
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/writers/mike_ivey/wisconsin-worst-in-nation-for-black-children/article_7ec1a1fc-b923-11e3-828c-0019bb2963f4.html

Wisconsin: Realize the Dream (Education and Opportunity)
http://wuwm.com/post/new-ranking-milwaukee-still-countrys-most-segregated-metro-area

Milwaukee Area Tops Segregation Study

What are the benefits of desegregated schools?
http://www.minnpost.com/cityscape/2012/09/how-cities-benefit-desegregated-schools

http://www.civilrights.org/resources/civilrights101/desegregation.html

http://www.apa.org/monitor/sep04/urban.aspx

Answer the following questions. Use the resources above to help answer the questions.

What is the difference between de facto and de jure segregation?

What type of segregation did Brown v. Board prohibit?

Briefly discuss the reaction of the South to the Brown decision.

Who were the Little Rock 9?

Briefly discuss the resistance in Arkansas to integration of Central High School.

Briefly discuss the challenges faced by the Little Rock 9.

Briefly discuss Central High School 50 years after Little Rock 9. How have things changed?

In general, would you say schools today are more segregated by race or income? Justify your answer.

Briefly discuss the issue of segregation in Wisconsin.  Include specific examples/facts/statistics in your response.

Desegregated schools are beneficial for all students, both white and black. What are the beneficial effects of desegregated schools? Cite your source.

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