1) Traditionally, history is presented from a top-down perspective. That is, we see history through the eyes of the leaders, the famous, the wealthy, the movers and shakers, etc.. However, Coming of Age presents history from the bottom-up – from the common man’s point of view. Explain the differences between the two points-of-views, showing how the text book teaches you about the Civil Rights Movement, its leaders, its groups, its events, etc. and how Anne Moody discusses the same or similar events, groups and leaders. (For example, which perspective is emotional, which is objective, which is balanced? etc..; how does the text book discusses Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, SNCC, March on Washington, etc. versus how Moody relates them?)
2) Describe how each of the following people positively influenced the life of Anne Moody: The Clairbornes, the Johnsons, Mrs. Burke, and Wayne Burke.