The Struggle for Freedom and Equality Paper, history homework help

Assignment 2: The Struggle for Freedom and Equality in the 20th Century

Due Week 9 and worth 180 points

As illustrated within the text, the twentieth century saw highs and
lows in the arena of civil rights for African-Americans. At every
opportunity—whether through war or legislation—black and white activists
worked to overcome unjust treatment of African-Americans. Such activity
reached a crescendo in the 1950s and 1960s but waned in the 1970s.

Within this assignment, you will explore the timeline of the struggle
for equality and highlight the successes and the eventual pitfalls of
the Civil Rights Movement of the twentieth century. To prepare, use the
Internet or Strayer databases to research major events of the Civil
Rights Movement in the twentieth century. For additional information,
explore the encyclopedia found on The King Center’s Website, located at

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Examine at least two (2) of the primary methods that
    African-Americans in the early twentieth century used in order to
    overcome the policies of segregation that were codified at the federal,
    state, or local level, and determine the effectiveness of the methods in
    question. Provide a rationale for your response.
  2. Specify two (2) catalysts that contributed to the beginnings of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Justify your response.
  3. Determine two (2) goals of the Civil Rights Movement, and explore
    the fundamental reasons these goals had limited effect during and after
    the 1960s. Focus on the areas of class, gender, and sexuality. Justify
    your response.
  4. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note:
    Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
    one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
    or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
    student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.
    The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required
    assignment page length.