Eyes on the prize-05-Mississippi, is this America, 1962-1964.
Week #3(A) Assignment
Students are to go to the following website: www.youtube.com
You need to enter the following into the search engine located at the top:
Eyes on the prize-05-Mississippi, is this America, 1962-1964. Please watch the entire video which is approximately 55 mins in length. You will need to answer 4 questions. Additionally, please have in hand a copy of the Los Angeles Times article dated, 9/8/2013, section A29, OP-ED, entitled: “Obamacare: New Fight, Old Tactics.” by Nelson Lichtenstein. You need this article to answer question #4. Please do ALL WORK ON ETUDES WEBSITE. Thank you.
1. Dave Dennis from CORE is shown speaking at James Chaney’s funeral as a young man. As an older man he states, “This country operated then and still operates on violence, an eye-for-an-eye, a tooth-for-a-tooth; that’s what we respect.” Discuss the pros/cons of his statement.
2. What is the MFDP? Name (3) people associated with it? Where did Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer speak (City & Function?). What did she ask/petition for?
3. Discuss FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s stance on refusing to protect civil rights workers. He stated that, “The FBI is not a police organization, it’s an investigative organization and no protection will be given to individuals, this was a matter for the local authority.” Explain. (Included in your discussion should be legal and moral implications).
4. What were some of the voting obstacles that African American voters in Southern states faced? (Please refer to L.A. Times article).