Watch and use  Martin Luther King, Jr. accepting the Nobel Peace Prize .

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1.) To begin, read Kelley and Lewis, Chapter 4 .

2.) Complete the interactive exercise,  Civil Rights: Demanding Equality .  It is not easy to implement civil rights. Integrate what you learn into your debate posts.

3.) Choose one of these lectures and use it in the debate:

“Reconsidering Little Rock: Terrence Roberts”

Professor Howard Brick,  “Black Power Movement in the 1960s”  (with an excellent analysis of Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam,” which was written in a fury soon after the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.)

Professor Martha Biondi,  “The Black Revolution on Campus.”

Professor Yohuru Williams,  Lecture  on who the actual leaders of the Civil Rights Movement were.

4.) Watch and use  Martin Luther King, Jr. accepting the Nobel Peace Prize .

5.) Watch and use an  Interview with Malcolm X .

6.) You will be assigned what your position is. Post an argument of at least 300 words. You must counter the arguments of at least 2 other students with responses of at least 100 words each. Respond as many times as you wish. Your two best responses will be graded. Do not forget that you must demonstrate in your arguments that you have learned from all the required work. It is important that you properly cite so your opponents will know from where you took your information.

7.) Remember each week to check the grade book for your feedback, and click Comments.

8.) Read the lesson for this week.

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Your arguments should come from your textbook, the lectures, videos, interactive exercise, and the research you conducted in the APUS Library.

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1947 protest march by NAACP youth members at Texas State University; from


Debate instructions:

You have been divided into two groups. Group A will support SNCC and what evolved into the Black Power movement. Group B will support the SCLC (Martin Luther King, Jr.’s movement). To participate in the debate, you need to research both positions. The required work will help you. Who will you be in this debate? What character will you pick? It does not have to be an actual historical figure. You can be, for example, a white SNCC worker, or a Black Panther working in the breakfast program. Stay in character for your responses because each response is part of the debating.

The initial post will be at least 300 words. You are then required to continue the debate by posting responses to the arguments of the opposing group. At least two responses must be at least 100 words. Respond as many times as you wish. Your two best responses will be graded. Do not make assumptions. Instead, assume the historical role of someone who lived in the United States during this period. Whatever you write should be in character. Be creative! Remember that everything you argue, although in character, must be grounded in academic research and must demonstrate you have done the required work.<o:p></o:p>

Group A: Your last name begins with the letter N-Z.

Group B: Your last name begins with the letter A-M.