A Time to Speak

General Education Capstone Course

Event Details and Guideline Form*

Event Title:  A Time to Speak

Gen. Ed. Category Event should be listed under: Social Sciences

SCC Competencies addressed by event: Explain social institutions, structure and processes across a range of historical periods, places and/or cultures.

Managing Information: Obtain information from a variety of sources and be able to critically analyze and evaluate the information for accuracy and relevance.

Higher Order Thinking: Make and defend conclusions using relevant evidence and reasoned arguments.

Guidelines for accomplishment of event

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KCP8yZgxW4  or http://www.ahbbs.net/play/7KCP8yZgxW4.htm

After watching the above video, make a historical investigation to find out more about Birmingham during the late 1950s and early 1960s. You should start your investigation by reviewing some of the primary documents stored in the digital archives of the Birmingham Public Library (http://www.bplonline.org/resources/digital_project/SixteenthStBaptistBomb.asp) or other libraries.

In a four-page paper, respond to the following questions:

  • What were the repercussions for those who stood up for social justice? Give a detailed historical account.
  • How does what you have learned relate to the present and the future?  Give two specific examples of current social issues where individuals are called upon to stand up for what they believe.
  • Discuss at least one question this activity raised for you.
  • Properly cite your sources in MLA style.

SCC Event CreatorsVi Rajagopalan, Lisa Stoner, Barb Sullivan

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