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Separate is unequal?..Rosa Parks Chapter 3

Learning Target:Students will read for information and respond to written questions:

Read Chapter 3 in Rosa Parks Civil Rights Pioneer.

 

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Answer the following questions in full sentences.

  1. Why did Rosa leave her school in Pine level Alabama ?
  2. Why was there more segregation in  the bigger city of Montgomery  than in the  smaller town of Pine Level?
  3. Who was Homer Pleassy?
  4. Why did Homer want to get arrested? What did he hope to accomplish?
  5. What happened as a result of this Plessy Vs.Ferguson case?
  6. Yes or no do you think Separate can be equal?

Plessy Vs. Ferguson Ms.Dickerson’s Class

Learning Target: Student will evaluate information to formulate an opinion. PastedGraphic-2Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)  Breaking the Rules You may have heard the saying, “Some rules are meant to be broken.” In 1890, a man named Homer Plessy broke the rules. The state of Louisiana had passed the Separate Car Act, which required railway companies to have “separate but equal” train cars for black people and white people. A person who sat in the wrong car had to pay a $25 fine or go to jail for 20 days. You can probably guess that the cars for blacks weren’t as nice as the cars for whites. Not only that, it seemed unfair to make black people sit separately. A group of citizens called the “Free People of Color in New Orleans” formed a committee dedicated to repealing this law. They convinced Homer Plessy, who was 7/8 white and 1/8 black, to test the law by sitting in a whites-only train car. When Plessy was asked to move, he refused and was arrested.

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The Argument Plessy argued that Louisiana’s Separate Car Act violated the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It says that states may not “deny to any person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”  Meaning every citizen has the same rights, and protection under the law.

 

He argued that requiring black people to sit separately from white people implied that blacks were inferior to whites, and therefore unequal.

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The Decision The Supreme Court disagreed. It saw separate train cars as an issue of social equality, not political or legal equality. Social Equality refers to peoples status in terms of who they are can mean are they educated, have a certain amount of money etc…It said separating the races did not take away civil or political rights. Justice Brown wrote for the Court, saying that “if one race be inferior to the other socially, the constitution of the United States cannot put them upon the same plane.” Justice Brown said there had been separate schools for black and white students for a very long time, and many court cases had decided that states were allowed to have these segregated schools. Out of the nine justices, Justice Harlan was the only one to dissent, or disagree. He wrote that “our constitution is color-blind” and does not tolerate “classes among citizens.” He said the Court’s decision would lead to racial hatred and increased attacks against black peoples’ rights.

We are just beginning to play with this concept and will do a longer written piece on this Today let’s try to form an opinion on the idea in a few sentences tell me do you think Separate can be equal?

 

 

 

Creating a slave Narrative

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Slave Narrative Click Here to Listen to a screencast of this blog post

What is a a Narrative?

A Narrative is story told by a person in the first person (“I am a slave”, as opposed to “He was a slave”)

What is a first hand account?

A first hand account is a story by someone who actually witnessed an event. We call it a first hand account when some one “was there”.
For example 50 years from now someway may want to interview you about what it was like when America elected it’s first African American President. You were there, you will remember, you are a witness to this history and you can give an accurate account about what it was really like from your perspective.

The Assignment

Our job is to pretend that we were slaves. That we lived and witnessed slavery in the United States. The U.S…

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Separate But Equal

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T.P I can understand the concept of Separate But Equal.

We have been talking about Segregation. In What did “separate but equal ” refer to? Citing evidence from readings and films tell me what was meant by the term separate but equal. When did this take place? Who did it effect? What does it mean to be “separate but Equal”? In your opinion do you think “separate” is every really “equal” ? Tell me why?

if you need to refresh yourself, read here

http://www.answers.com/Q/What_does_separate_but_equal_mean

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Rosa Parks Civil Rights Pioneer

1. When was Rosa Parks Born? Where was Rosa Parks Born?

2 Why did Rosa Father  like many black men at that time in the South have to go out of  his town to find work?

3. What was different from most black farming families  about Rosa’s Grandparents and their farm?

4. What did Rosa mother do for a living?

5. Tell me how the KKK ( Klu KLux Klan) kept segregation enforced? In your answer tell me what the KKK was?

 

Rosa Parks Civil Rights Pioneer

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Teaching Point:

I can Answer fact and opinion Questions related to the text I have read.

  1. What was the law on the bus?
  2. What was Rosa’s Job?
  3. What were   Segregation laws?
  4. What was the law on the bus about the sitting in rows?
  5. In your opinion what did Rosa meant when she said she was not physically  tired  the day she refused to give up her seat but she was   “tired of giving in”? Explain.

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Compare the Details Of MLK’s Life to yours.

Teaching Point : I can compare details.  After we read the piece on Martin Luther King jr. Fill out the Chart comparing your life to MLK”s Life.

Link to  Enchanted Learning site 

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Rosa Parks Civil Rights Pioneer

Teaching Point:

I can Answer fact and opinion Questions related to the text I have read.

  1. What was the law on the bus?
  2. What was Rosa’s Job?
  3. What were   Segregation laws?
  4. What was the law on the bus about the sitting in rows?
  5. In your opinion what did Rosa meant when she said she was not physically  tired  the day she refused to give up her seat but she was   “tired of giving in”? Explain.

 

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