A First-Person Perspective
The activism of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s reflected womenâ€™s desire for improvement in their lives. For this Unit 7 Assignment, you will examine womenâ€™s involvement in one of the four following activist movements: The civil rights movement, Asian American activism, Chicana activism, or AIM.
There are two parts to this Assignment: An analysis portion in which you will provide an analysis based on your Unit 7 Reading about womenâ€™s activism during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s; and a reflection portion in which you will reflect on the accomplishments of women in the activist movement you have selected.
The first step for this Assignment is to determine which activist effort you would like to emphasize in this Assignment. Select one activist effort from the following list: AIM (American Indian Movement), Asian American activism, Chicana activism, or the civil rights movement.
Once you have selected your activist effort, you will follow the guidelines below.
Part I: Analysis portion of the Assignment:
What were the main issues that women were fighting for as part of the activist movement you have selected? To what degree were they successful? Address the Unit 7 Reading material, emphasizing material regarding the activist movement you select.
Part II: Reflection portion of the Assignment:
Reflect on the impact womenâ€™s participation in activist movements would have on their personal lives. Think about your own life. For example, have you ever experienced a life changing event, one that may have been planned or even an unexpected occurrence? How did you respond to this event? Consider how you may be able to relate to the determination of women involved in the activist movements of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
Connections to the Unit 7 Reading material are required for this Assignment. Be sure to include parenthetical citations and references; formatting for citations and reference entries should follow the APA 6th edition style guide, which is available under Course Resources via the APA Quick Reference Guide link.
The Assignment should be at least 500 words, and should employ connections to the Unit 7 Reading material.
Here is the book we used Through Women’s Eyes: An American History with Documents Edition: 4th (2016) Author: Ellen Carol Dubois, Lynn Dumenil
and the chapters we looked at this week are Chapter 10: Read pp. 556 â€“ 569; 595 â€“ 603
Chapter 11: Read pp. 612 â€“ 614; 621 â€“ 627; 656 – 659