Civil Rights Movement TWEETS

So many events in the Civil Rights Movement – imagine if you were present at all of them! How would you communicate the basic information of each major event quickly and concisely? Well, if we could send some technology back in time, maybe you could “tweet” your way through the Movement.

In this activity, you will report about various events, people, and organizations using Twitter as a model. In case you don’t know, Twitter is a social networking site that allows people to keep up with each other by posting messages of “tweets” that are no more than 140 characters in length. Over the next few days, you will use Chapter 29 and ABC-CLIO to post “tweets” about the events, individuals, and ideas listed below. This will serve as your Civil Rights Era study guide! Cut and paste the material below into a new page on your Unit 8 Online Notebook, and tweet away.



EXAMPLE – Why was Brown v. Board important?
Tweet Plessey overturned by SC, separate is not equal, schools must desegregate “with all deliberate speed”, should lead 2 more – bye bye Jim Crow? Will b some opposition! (that’s 138 characters … and a pretty complete tweet!)



Section 1 – Origins of the Civil Rights Movement

What "changes" were making the efforts of African Americans more successful than ever?
Tweet


What happened in Montgomery in 1955, and what were the results of this protest?
Tweet


What happened in Little Rock in 1957, and what were the results of this event?
Tweet



What happened in Greensboro in 1960, and what were the results of this event?
Tweet



Section 2 – Kennedy, Johnson, an Civil Rights



What happened on the Freedom Rides?

Tweet –


What was the story and impact of the Birmingham Protests in 1963?
Tweet



Describe the March on Washington, including the impact.
Tweet


What was the deal with the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
Tweet


What was Freedom Summer?
Tweet


Tweet about the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Tweet


Provide a tweet from the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965.
Tweet


Tweet about Johnson’s Great Society – how will it help the Movement?
Tweet


How is the Movement dividing in the later years of the 60s?
Tweet