Annie Miller 31 April 2012



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Annie Miller

31 April 2012

Honors US History II

CRM Assessment



Thesis: Some may argue that the civil rights movements caused more problems than progress. But, the Civil Rights Movement brought more progress because, there was a larger sense of racial equality, women had more of a say in everything and gay rights have continued to make progress since the sixties.

Evidence:

  1. http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/brown-v-board/

Teaching With Documents: Documents Related To Brown v. Board of Education." Documents Related to Brown v. Board of Education. Web. 26 Apr. 2012. <http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/brown-v-board/>.

  • The court case of Brown v. Board of Education was a huge step in the black civil rights movement. Due to the fact that it outlawed Plessey vs. Ferguson and made schools for blacks “separate but equal” it brought more opportunities for black students. This brought more progress for the black civil rights movement overall because it was a step forward to racial equality in schools which was a very important factor in society.



  1. http://www.anglonautes.com/hist_us_20_civil_rights/hist_us_20_civil_rights_pic_little_rock_eckford.jpg

Little Rock Nine Integration. Photograph. LIFE Magazine. Web. 26 Apr. 2012. <http://www.anglonautes.com>.

  • This picture brings up a lot the important topic of the Little Rock Nine event. The girl featured in the photo is known as Elizabeth Bickford who was one of the first nine students to attend a predominantly white high school. This is important because the impact that Little Rock Nine had on society was that it allowed black students to integrate into white schools which lead to blacks receiving a better education compared to their schools which were not as well equipped as the white schools. This event is especially important because after the Brown v. Board of Education case of “separate but equal,” this is proof of progress because they finally integrated after all the time of being simply “separate but equal.”



  1. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/timeline/images/timeline_pic20.jpg

No Government Intervention with Women's Wombs. Photograph. The Supreme Court. PBS. Web. 26 Apr. 2012. <www.pbs.org>.

  • This is a very important photo because it shows how strongly women felt about their rights to their privacy and the right to legal abortion. The case Roe vs. Wade was an important case because it struck down laws prohibiting abortion claiming that it was a women’s right to privacy. This shows how after this case, women gained a sense of power and felt as though they could attack problems facing them and could speak out about what they wanted. The Roe vs. Wade court case brought progress because it finally started something that would allow them to their own sense of power by stopping their own pregnancy.

  1. http://www.indiana.edu/~inst2010/img/womens_lib_march_1970.jpg

Womens Liberation March. 1970. Photograph. Indiana. Web. 29 Apr. 2012. .

  • This is an important photo because it shows how the Civil Rights Movement brought women together, which made them feel as if they could fight for things together. Through these marches and non-violent actions, women gained the right to abortion, and privacy etc. This proves that the Civil Rights movement was more positive because of how women gained more rights.

5) http://www.gale.cengage.com/pdf/facts/gmr6.pdf

Gay Rights Movement. Thomson & Gale. Web. 29 Apr. 2012. <www.gale.cengage.com>.

  • This source shows multiple excerpts from manuscripts and books from different groups formed during the Gay Rights Movement. For example the group, Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance (ALFA) created many new paths for Gay Rights activists. This shows that due to the groups formed during the movement, things still have been occuring because of the paths made by the women and men during the Civil Rights Movment as a whole.

6) http://courses.unt.edu/chandler/PATHFINDERS/tubbssamesexmarriage.htm

 "Same-Sex Marriage Legal Resources." Same Sex Legal Resources. Web. 29 Apr. 2012. <http://courses.unt.edu>

  • This source shows different court cases that have occured recently regarding gay marriage. This is important to the discussion that the Gay Rights movement brought positive change because it lead to change in the future generations to come regarding the right to marriage and other things along those lines. These court cases are examples of this change in our society today.

Witnesses

  1. Martin Luther King; MLK is a witness I would call to the stand because he was such a huge advocate for black rights. He lead so many non-violent protests and boycotts that lead to change for blacks that he could support the idea that blacks gained something from the civil rights movement. For example, the Montgomery Bus Boycott lead to a change in rules regarding segregation on the buses. His “I have a Dream” speech shows that his goals for change had already started to begin when he made that speech, he wanted more change due to the fact that he had seen it was possible. MLK’s “I have a Dream” speech can prove that change from the civil rights movement was better for the United States.

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

 "American Rhetoric: Martin Luther King, Jr. - I Have a Dream." American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States. Web. 29 Apr. 2012. <http://www.americanrhetoric.com>

  1. Elizabeth Eckford; Elizabeth Eckford was one of nine students who participated in the Little Rock Nine segregation in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was photographed with a women standing behind her yelling obsenities at her as she tried to enter school. Today, Eckford and the women in the photo, Hazel reunited and Hazel apologized. This article about their meeting can be said to have proven the Civil Rights Movement as a good thing because it shows the after effect of the movement, and how now blacks and whites can get along with one another, due to the acts and such during the Civil Rights Movement.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10/27/elizabeth-and-hazel-excerpt-how-oprah-dissed-a-civil-rights-icon.html

Margolick, David. "Oprah Disses a Civil-Rights Icon." The Daily Beast. Newsweek/Daily Beast, 27 Oct. 2011. Web. 30 Apr. 2012. <http://www.thedailybeast.com>

3) Harvey Milk; Harvey Milk was one of the first gay men voted into office. He can help prove that the Civil Rights Movement was better for America because of the change it brought for gay and homosexual people. Without the counterculture of the 1960’s, Milk may not have ever decided to speak out about his homosexuality. It created a change of such that men could feel better about themselves, being the way they are. In Milk’s “Hope” speech, he discusses the changes that have been made throughout the gay rights movement and also discusses how these changes need to continue in order to better America overall.

http://www.danaroc.com/guests_harveymilk_122208.html

"The Hope Speech : Harvey Milk." Web. 29 Apr. 2012. <http://www.danaroc.com>.

4) Gloria Steinem; Gloria Steinem was an American feminist and jouralist who became a spokeswomen for the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960’s-1970’s. This article that Steinem wrote about “Remember our Power,” discusses how the power of women needs to remain the same but there is still more that can be done. This shows the aftermath of the feminism movement and how it continues to make progress today.

http://www.msmagazine.com/june03/steinem.asp

"Ms. Magazine | From the Archives." Ms. Magazine Online. Web. 30 Apr. 2012. <http://www.msmagazine.com


Works Cited
"American Rhetoric: Martin Luther King, Jr. - I Have a Dream." American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States. Web. 29 Apr. 2012. <http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm>.

 Gay Rights Movement. Thomson & Gale. Web. 29 Apr. 2012. <www.gale.cengage.com>.

 "The Hope Speech : Harvey Milk." Web. 29 Apr. 2012. <http://www.danaroc.com>.

 Margolick, David. "Oprah Disses a Civil-Rights Icon." The Daily Beast. Newsweek/Daily Beast, 27 Oct. 2011. Web. 30 Apr. 2012. <http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10/27/elizabeth-and-hazel-excerpt-how-oprah-dissed-a-civil-rights-icon.html>.
Little Rock Nine Integration. Photograph. LIFE Magazine. Web. 26 Apr. 2012. <http://www.anglonautes.com>.
 "Ms. Magazine | From the Archives." Ms. Magazine Online. Web. 30 Apr. 2012. <http://www.msmagazine.com/june03/steinem.asp>.
No Government Intervention with Women's Wombs. Photograph. The Supreme Court. PBS. Web. 26 Apr. 2012. <www.pbs.org>.

 "Same-Sex Marriage Legal Resources." Same Sex Legal Resources. Web. 29 Apr. 2012. <http://courses.unt.edu/chandler/PATHFINDERS/tubbssamesexmarriage.htm>.

Teaching With Documents: Documents Related To Brown v. Board of Education." Documents Related to Brown v. Board of Education. Web. 26 Apr. 2012. <http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/brown-v-board/>.


 Womens Liberation March. 1970. Photograph. New York City. Web. 29 Apr. 2012. <www.Indiana.edu>.



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