Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Eyes on the Prize: No Easy Walk Discussion Questions

Eyes on the Prize: “No Easy Walk”

The Albany Movement
Chief of Police Prichett was ready to respond to the massive number of protestors. What strategies did he use to do this?

How was his approach different from the response of previous cities?

Do you think Albany a success or failure? Explain.

March on Washington
What was the purpose/goal(s) behind the March on Washington?

Briefly describe the process of planning, organizing, and implementing the march.

How did some of the participants in the march describe what it was like to attend the March on Washington?

Did the march achieve its purpose/goal(s)? Explain.

Letter from Birmingham Jail

Why did King write his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”?

What reasons did King give for coming to Birmingham?

Why does King use nonviolent direct-action as a means of bringing about change?

Who does King express disappointment in and why?

How does King address the timing of his actions?

How does King define "just" laws?

How does King define "unjust laws"?

Why does King believe it is a mistake for moderates to label his actions "extremist"?

Who does King believe is earning undeserved praise? Why is this praise misguided?

Who is really deserving of praise? Why? 

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