Teaching the Civil Rights Movement: Freedom's Bittersweet Song

Teaching the Civil Rights Movement: Freedom's Bittersweet Song

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by Julie Buckner Armstrong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415932564

ISBN-13: 9780415932561

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The past fifteen years have seen renewed interest in the civil rights movement. Television documentaries, films and books have brought the struggles into our homes and classrooms once again. New evidence in older criminal cases demands that the judicial system reconsider the accuracy of investigations and legal decisions. Racial profiling, affirmative action,

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The past fifteen years have seen renewed interest in the civil rights movement. Television documentaries, films and books have brought the struggles into our homes and classrooms once again. New evidence in older criminal cases demands that the judicial system reconsider the accuracy of investigations and legal decisions. Racial profiling, affirmative action, voting districting, and school voucher programs keep civil rights on the front burner in the political arena. In light of this, there are very few resources for teaching the civil rights at the university level. This timely and invaluable book fills this gap. This book offers perspectives on presenting the movement in different classroom contexts; strategies to make the movement come alive for students; and issues highlighting topics that students will find appealing. Including sample syllabi and detailed descriptions from courses that prove effective, this work will be useful for all instructors, both college and upper level high school, for courses in history, education, race, sociology, literature and political science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415932561
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. ICourses
1Teaching Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in High School History Courses: Rethinking Content and Pedagogy3
2Infusing the African-American Freedom Struggle into a History Survey Course19
Sample Course Schedule: U.S. History Since 187727
3Birth Too Long Delayed is Perspective Too Long Denied: The Importance of "Before and After" the Traditional American Civil Rights Movement31
Sample Syllabus: The American Civil Rights Movement45
4Women and the Freedom Struggle in the Twentieth Century47
Sample Syllabus: Women and the Freedom Struggle in the Twentieth Century53
5Wading in Troubled Water: "Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement" as Freshman Composition55
Sample Syllabus: Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement65
Pt. IIStrategies
6Raising the Curtain: Performance, History, and Pedagogy69
Sample Performance Project Assignment79
7Eyewitness to the Movement: Conducting Oral History Interviews in the Classroom83
Sample Syllabus: Eyewitness to the Civil Rights Movement92
8Coming of Age in the Movement: Teaching with Personal Narratives97
9Your Blues Ain't Like Mine and the Civil Rights Movement111
10Music and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968: A Classroom Approach125
Sample Syllabus: Music and the Civil Rights Movement137
Pt. IIIIssues
11All Power to the People!: Teaching Black Nationalism in the Post-Civil Rights Era147
Sample Syllabus: Black Political Thought in the Age of Civil Rights and Black Power, 1954-1975156
12"This nonviolent stuff ain't no good. It'll get ya killed.": Teaching about Self-Defense in the African-American Freedom Struggle159
Sample Assignments: Self-Defense and the African-American Freedom Struggle169
13Dismantling the Master's Narrative: Teaching Gender, Race, and Class in the Civil Rights Movement175
Sample Syllabus: Women and Social Resistance Movements189
14The Defiant Ones: The Civil Rights Movement and College Student Protest, 1954-1975193
Sample Syllabus: The Civil Rights Movement and College Student Protest207
15Deep in Our Hearts209
Pt. IVChronology217
Pt. VResources227
Contributors239
Index243

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