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Prof. DuBose's Assignment

From your Syllabus:

This semester you will be required to do individual research to contribute to a group presentation at the end of this semester. Each student will be required to participate in a group presentation.  

Freedom and equality are ideas at the center of American politics, identity, and values.  The expansion of freedom and equality has been a constant theme in American history and one we have explored throughout the semester.  What it meant to be a citizen and who was considered American was negotiated and redefined from the earliest days of our nation’s history.  Moreover, different ideas about economic, political, and civil equality also emerged. For this presentation each group should choose an individual, organization, or group of people challenging the meaning of freedom and equality between 1960 and 2000 and explain how they are working to expand the definition of what it meant to be American.


I. Timeline for your topic - Due February 6

II. Literature Review - Due February 20

II. Primary Source Analysis - Due March 16

IV. Thesis - March 30

V. Bibliography - April 3

VI. Presentation - April 23


  • Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
  • The Space Race
  • Poor People’s Campaign
  • Black Panther Party
  • Students for a Democratic Society
  • Weathermen Underground
  • Sharon Statement
  • Young Americans for Freedom
  • The Beatles
  • Hippie Counter-Culture
  • Gay Liberation Movement
  • Women’s Liberation Movement
  • National Organization for Women
  • Northern School Desegregation / busing
  • Affirmative Action
  • La Raza Unida
  • United Federation of Teachers
  • Bayard Rustin
  • Cesar Chavez / United Farm Workers of America
  • 1968 Mexico City Olympics Black Power Salute
  • Bernard Goetz the “Subway Vigilante”
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • The Young Lords
  • Hip Hop Culture
  • Public Enemy

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