This preview is an excerpt from an actual reproducible handout you can use with your own students and class for a reaction paper on the newly released movie "Selma", the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and "Bloody Sunday". It also includes the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court case Shelby, AL v. Holder, that has significantly weakened the Act, allowing 30 states to re-impose 'voter ID and registration" restrictions, that have especially adversely affected racial and ethnic minority voters.
This reproducible is a companion product to my Power Point Presentation on the Voting Rights Act, and the Shelby, AL v. Holder (2013) aftermath, available on Teachers pay Teachers. That power point module contains interactive links to videos to bring this period and issue 'alive' to your twenty-first century students.
The preview has been excerpted, many of the hotlinks removed, but they are present and active in the full product. These include links to the Department of Justices' data on voters by state and race before/after 1965, materials on SNCC (the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee), President Lydon Johnson's Remarks to Congress urging passage of the Voting Rights Act, and remarks by U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) reflecting on Bloody Sunday at the Faith and Politics Conference.
I assigned this as an extra credit option to my 2015 American Government college students, due mid February (in the heart of "Black History Month"). Two excellent examples are attached (Feb 19-26, 2015).
Once I have received assignments, excellent actual examples (with the authors' permission) will be added to this file as examples. They will be sent (at no additional cost) to those purchasing this product, prior to their posting.
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