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Civil Rights Movement: "Black Power" Era

Civil Rights Movement: "Black Power" Era

Discussion & Essay Questions

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Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions


    Big Picture

    • Why did the spirit of the March on Washington prove so short lived?
      • Was it just a coincidence that a more militant form of black activism emerged right after?
      • Or did the march somehow contribute to the formation of "black power?"
    • How significant was the September bombing in Birmingham?
    • What would it have taken to prevent the emergence of this more militant movement?
      • Was this possible?