Unhappy is the land that needs heroes.
Allrighty, the final set of online readings:
The first piece looks at party support for civil rights in the 1960s, while the rest of the short pieces are focused on SNCC as an organization:
A few readings, and couple of short video clips:
There are other clips from Freedom Riders worth checking out, too.
Here are the next set of readings, a mixed bunch of articles, photos, and cartoons; most are fairly short (1-2 pages), although some are a bit longer.
And while I’m only pulling two editorials about the sit-ins from the Greensboro Public Library archive local newspapers, I strongly recommend perusal of the various articles, editorials, and letters contained therein.
Here are the first set of SNCC readings; I’ll post the reading for the following weeks. . . in the following weeks:
Julian Bond, SNCC: What We Did
Greensboro sit-ins, others: Read ‘Greensboro sit-ins (Feb)’ and ‘Sit-ins Sweep Across the South (1960-64)’
SNCC Founding Statement
SNCC Founded (April)
Gallup poll on Freedom Riders, pp. 1-2
Here are a couple of videos in lieu of Monday’s class; we’ll (try to) incorporate the issues raised in these vids into class discussions.
And while these are NOT required, they’re both worth a look.
The first is a short documentary on Latinas in the US, and gets at, in an everyday way, some of the issues of intersectionality:
PBS Makers V2: Women in Politics (52:41) covers some of the same ground as Collins’s book, and offers a nice, if somewhat bland, overview of women in American politics: