Primary Source Quiz #9
Students will write a 750-word informal response. The response does not need to be in essay format but needs to have two sections. In the first section, students will establish context. When did this happen (give a time frame: for example, in the late 1890s), and list or explain the series of events or a shift in cultural, social, economic, or political attitudes that shaped this event. This section should be at least five sentences long and will count for about 10% of the assignment. Next students will engage with the question posted below (Ignore any questions at the bottom of the document). In this section, students will be graded on their ability to think critically as oppose to simply telling me what the document says. I’m looking for you to analyze the document to help understand what Americans were thinking about these issues in that historical moment (not how we think about them now). This section should be about 700 words long and will count for about 90% of the overall grade.
After reading the primary source material explain how the Watts riots still illuminate the struggles African Americans endure in the post-Civil Rights Act of 1964. Do you think that more needed to be done to secure equality for African Americans and how does this document support that idea?
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