Major civil rights era events


For the Discussion Board, pick one of the following major Civil Rights Era events of the 1950s and 1960s and make an initial post by Wednesday night at 11:59 pm about the following:

  • Why did you choose this event;
  • What happened in the event;
  • Why was it important then and now?

Then, comment on at least two of the posts by your peers by Sunday night. Here are your choices:

  1. Montgomery Bus Boycott
  2. Woolworth’s Sit-in
  3. Freedom Rides
  4. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream Speech”
  5. Brown vs. Board decision in 1954
  6. Civil Rights Acts passed and signed in 1964
  7. The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. Some other event you feel is important and would like to research and discuss

Please view the rubric for grading expectations.