Quiz 6: Key Terms, Concepts, and Personalities/Defiinitions

Define the following terms, concepts, or people; include how they impacted and changed  African American history:

1. Reconstruction Era 

2. United States v. Reese

3. Compromise of 1877

4. George Washington Carver

5. Booker T. Washington

6. W. E. B. DuBois

7. Howard University

8. Plessy v. Ferguson

9. Madame C. J. Walker

10. Marcus Garvey

Discussion 10: "The Untold Story of Emmet L Louis Till"

Answer at least five questions, after viewing the documentary about the life of Emmett Louis Till. 

1. Who was Emmett Louis Till?

2. Where was he was born?

3. Where was his family from?

4. Who was his mother, and how did she "raise" him?

5. What happened to him in Mississippi?

6. Who was Uncle Moses Wright?

7. What is the significance and relevance of Chicago to the overall story about Till's life?

8. How did most Black people live during the era of Segregation, particularly in Mississippi?

9. Describe what happened at the court trial in the Till case?

10. Did Till receive justice? If not, why not?

11. Why do you think most teachers in the public school system do not teach their students about the life of Emmet Till, his mother, or Black life in Mississippi during era of legal segregation?


Discussion 13: "From the Vault: Barack Obama, September 1995" (Dreams from My Father)

Students must answer at least five questions below:

1. How does the young Barack Obama appear to be different from the mature, older Obama, as we have seen him in recent years?

2.  Accordingly, why did Obama write the his first book?

3.  What was Obama's relationship to his father?

4. How did Obama experience racism, growing up in Hawaii?

5. How did Malcolm X influence Barack Obama?

6. What was Obama's relationship to Frank?

7.  How did Obama relate to Toot and Gramps?


African American Role Model Essays Due

Students are required to write a three-page (double-spaced) essay on a successful, African American role model.  The successful role model must be an accomplished leader who majored in your discipline or in your career objective.  Students must answer the following questions, using at least two sources: Who, What, When, Why, Where, and How.

Final Exam/Essay

Students are required to write a three-page essay on the attached selection of "Policing the Black Man."

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After reading the selected section, students must answer the following questions in their essays, addressing:






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