Pleasw first watch three videos and write 250 words for each .Your entry should focus on how the film presented this period of the Civil Rights Era. What did you learn from the film? What aspects of the movement were emphasized in the episode? Were there other views or subjects covered in your readings that were not included? What interpretation of the Civil Rights movement did you take away from this episode?
http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/watch-videos/#2365076196(What similarities and what differences did you see in the between the Chicano civil rights movement and the African American civil rights movement in the 1960s? How would you account for these?)
Then please answer the following question:
the films from the Eyes on the Prize series seem to suggest a break between the phase of the civil rights movement that achieved its greatest success in the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965 and the phase that begins at the end of the 1960s (in fact these films were made at a separate time from the first six). Yet, Theoharis suggests that even in these changes, we should see continuities throughout the long civil rights movement in terms of goals, the significance of women’s leadership, and the harassment of civil rights leaders.
Thinking about the unit as a whole, what continuities, and what changes do you see in the civil rights movement as it moves into the 1970s? Why did the American public see it as a break? Why was â€œblack powerâ€ viewed as a threat?