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Community Forum: The goal of this peer review exercise is to explore the textbook series theme “What is an American?” and to engage with the ideas of a classmate on the main concepts of the class.
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This assignment has two parts and multiple due dates.
Due before 11:59pm, Friday November 13. Worth up to 30 points.
“Even more than elevating blacks to full citizenship, declared the writer James Baldwin, the civil rights movement challenged the United States to rethink “what it really means by freedom”—including whether freedom applied to all Americans or only to part of the population. With their freedom rides, freedom schools, freedom marches, and the insistent cry ‘Freedom now,’ Black Americans and their White allies made freedom once again the rallying cry of the disposed.” (Give Me Liberty, 986)
Analyze James Baldwin’s statement about the civil rights movement challenging the United States to rethink “what it really means by freedom.” How did civil rights activists featured in the Eyes on the Prize documentary challenge the government and American citizens to rethink the meaning and social conditions of freedom? Draw relevant connections to Ch. 25 and Ch. 26 topics on the Southern and Northern Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement.