DBQ: Protests Against the National Anthem and American Values in sports

DBQ: Protests Against the National Anthem and American Values in sports
DBQ: Protests Against the National Anthem and American Values in sports
DBQ: Protests Against the National Anthem and American Values in sports
DBQ: Protests Against the National Anthem and American Values in sports
DBQ: Protests Against the National Anthem and American Values in sports
DBQ: Protests Against the National Anthem and American Values in sports
DBQ: Protests Against the National Anthem and American Values in sports
DBQ: Protests Against the National Anthem and American Values in sports
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History of Protests in Sports in relation to the Star Spangled Banner/ American “Values

Are these Protests Protected Under the First Amendment?
Or Are these Athletes Anti-American and need to be Reprimanded?

Background:
Throughout history there have been many forms of protests and many cases involving expressive conduct, and what is for many a deeply cherished symbol of America- the US flag, and or the National Anthem.
Protests against the flag and during the playing of the US national anthem have had many causes, including civil rights, anti-conscription and anti-war, anti-nationalism, and religious reservations.

Throughout history, and more recently in the 21st century many athletes are involving themselves in protests, which has led to many questions arising in the United States.
Questions such as:
1. Does politics belong in sports? And do athletes have a responsibility to the American People?

2. Is protesting the National Anthem or the flag Anti-American? Or is it protected within the First Amendment?


3. Is the backlash these athletes have faced warranted?

Directions: Read Documents and answer the essential questions above. Be prepared to debate
Use the Hyper Link to Help you with some of the Greatest Protests in History.

Table of Contents

1. Document A1918 World Series on Sept. 5

2. Document B 1936 Olympic Protests

3. Document C 1965 AFL All Star Game

4. Document D 1966 Muhammad Ali

5. Document E 1968 Student Power, Freedom power, black power Olympics

6. Document F 1969 Brigham Young Vs. Black Fourteen

7. Document G 1969 Curt Flood Sues MLB

8. Document H 1996 Mahmoud Adbul-Rauf and the NBA/ Nuggets

9. Document I 2010 Phoenix Suns Los Sun Vs. Arizona SB 1070


10. Document J Miami Heat wearing Hoodies for Trey VonMartin


11. Document K NBA “I can’t Breathe- Protests for Eric Gardner


12. Document L 2012- St. Louis Rams Walk with their hands up protesting Ferguson Missouri


13. Document M 2012, WNBA Stars Angered over League Fines for #Blacklivesmatter” protest


14. Document N Knoxs College – Ariyana Smith


15. Document O Kaepernick sitting for National Anthem

Table of Contents: Since Kaepernick’s Protest/ Kneeling

1. August 12, Marshall Lynch kneels after coming out of retirement

2. August 13th Michael Bennet remains seated during the National Anthem

3. August 14th & 20th Kaepernick does unnoticed while sitting while sitting during the anthem

4. August 26th Kaepernick gains attention for his protest

5. August 28- Kaepernick expands on his reasoning for the protest

6. August 30th- Former Texas Longhorn Nate Boyer weights in on Kaepernick controversy

7. Sept 1- Jeremy Lane of Seahawks sits during the National Anthem

8. Sept. 4 Megan Rapinoe kneels during the National Anthem in support of Kaepernick


9. Sept 9 Denver Broncos Brandon Marshall takes a knee during season opener


10. Sept 11. Seahawks, Dolphins, Chiefs and Patriots players demonstrate during Anthem

Cont. (Chiefs)

11. Patriots tight end Martellus Bennet and Devin McCourty raise their fists after National Anthem
12. Eric Reed Kneels alongside Kaepernick, 49’ers teammates and Rams raise fists

13. 49ers Players were joined by opponents Rams defensive end Robert Qu9in and Kenny Britt

14. Sept 16 – Garfield HS football players and coaches kneels

15. Twelve HS football players in Sacramento take a knee

16. Howard University Cheerleaders kneel


17. More 49ers join Kaepernick, Dolphins continue protest

18. Sept 19- Four Eagles raise their fists

19. Sept 20- Honor Band Knee while playing Anthem before A’s game

20. Sept 20th- Marshall Lynch expresses support for Kaepernick

21. President Trump called on NFL owners to fire players who kneel during the National Anthem in Alabama speech


22. Sept 21 Iman Shumpert announces he will raise money for families impacted by police fatalities

23. Sept 21- Entire Indiana Fever team and 2 phoenix Mercury players kneel

24. Kaepernick is featured on Time Magazine Cover

25. Sept 24- Donald Trump says Warriors not welcome at White House

26. Sept 22nd- Houston’s Duane Brown raises a fist while standing during Anthem

27. October 1- member of East Carolina University’s band kneeling during anthem

28. Oct 1- ECU Band was Booed for kneeling and school response


29. Oct. 4- rockets, Knicks, and Celtics stand united during Anthem

30. Oct. 11- Singer Leah Tysse takes a knee while singing National Anthem

31. Nov. 6th- Brandon Marshall decides to stand during Anthem again


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