Class Notes Week #3

THEMES: 4 "TAKE OFF," "MAJOR SUCCESS... AND TRAGIC SETBACKS," WOMEN IN THE MOVEMENT, FREEDOM SUMMER, MARCH ON WASHINGTON

VIDEO AND AUDIO RESOURCES:

CLASSROOM GUESTS/ACTIVITIES:

  • Civic engagement opportunities
  • Debrief PDs- continue to put into context of Movement Roles
  • Class Activity: 1) Create a poster outlining the key leadership qualities, accomplishments, and tactical and strategic directions demonstrated by ONE key woman leader in the civil rights movement. Your poster should have both graphics and at least 250 words of text. You may incorporate your answer to questions 2 and 3 below into your poster. Be prepared to present your poster in class.
  • Discussion Question:Is there some difference in the way that women in the Civil Rights movement led as compared with the way that men led? If so, what? Was this "better" or "worse" or just different?  
  • Discussion Question: How does the question of women's leadership and women's roles relate to our current environment? Is it the same? Different? How?
  • Discussion Question: What specific role did WOMEN play in the development of social movement networks and resources?
  • Discussion Question: What role did sexism play in the roles that women could play in movement leadership? In your personal experience as well as your view of politics today, what is the effect of sexism TODAY in limiting women's leadership?
  • Why were women more active than men in the civil rights movement?
    • Demographics?
    • Organizational style?
    • Church base?
    • Sense of Empowerment? 

COMING UP:

  • Go over next class's reading assignment
  • Go over next week's Practicing Democracy Exercise- get a start on it.