I’m working on a History question and need guidance to help me study.
This assignment has three parts
Part 1:(250 words)
Please watch a video and answer following questions
What did you learn from the film? What aspects of the movement were emphasized in the episode? Were there other views or subjects covered in your readings that were not included? What interpretation of the Civil Rights movement did you take away from this episode?
Part 2:(250 words)
Theoharis focuses on a particular day in 2013 as embodying the issues surrounding the politicization of the memory of the civil rights movement. As a statue of Rosa Parks was being dedicated in the Capitol, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case that would ultimately result in the overturning of major parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, with the reasoning that racism was a thing of the past. Theoharis argues that this intersection was “not merely ironic but emblematic of a larger politics of historical memory at work for a nation that wanted to place this history firmly in the past and diminish the vision of its heroes now put on pedestals.”
This course has explore how these distortions are created, and the impact that they have on the way we understand the civil rights movement. Perhaps most significantly for your generation, as Theoharis argues “the mythologies…get in the way of seeing the continuities between these struggles, the shoulders current movements stand on, and the ways people can learn from past struggles to approach the problems we face as a nation today”
Please answer following questions on your own words with 250 words
What continuities do you see between the civil rights movement and protest movements today like Black Lives Matter, the Dreamers, the Anti-DAPL pipeline protest, Extinction Rebellion, Me Too etc? How could we learn from the struggles of the “actual civil rights movement” ways to approach the major issues we face today such as continued school and residential segregation, mass incarceration, immigration, sexual harassment, to name a few?
Part 3 :Eyes on the prize Metareflection Essay (750 words)
Please watching some :Eyes on the prize episodes ,then you will think and reflect on the entirety of the series and the narrative of the Civil Rights movement that it presents. As we learned from Jacqueline Dowd Hall, the way that the civil rights movement is presented and learned about has broad implications not just for history, but also for politics, and particularly for race relations in our country.
In a 3 – 4 page essay (double spaced), make a proposal for a new documentary on the “long civil rights movement.” Include an introduction to the series, what you hope to accomplish, and a breakdown of 4 or more episodes and what they would cover. What part of the approach of Eyes on the Prize would you want to keep? What new aspects or perspectives would you add to your series?
(You can assume a good budget and access to experts you want to interview. Bear in mind that at this stage of history, many of the participants in the movement are elderly or have passed away, so conducting new interviews may not be possible.)
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