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Civil Rights in the Modern Era - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll explore the impact of civil rights in the modern era. As you work through these lessons, you'll become familiar with modern civil rights organizations, the Black Lives Matter movement, the Welfare Queen narrative and the influence of civil rights activism. You can check your understanding of these topics by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. Use any computer or mobile device to access the material, and be sure to reach out to our instructors if you have any questions. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Recognize issues and organizations related to civil rights activism after 1968
- Describe the impact that the Welfare Queen narrative had on U.S. anti-poverty programs
- Explain how the environmental justice movement was influenced by civil rights
- Discuss the outcome and impact of the Shelby County v. Holder on the Voting Rights Act
- Evaluate the development, goals and impact of the Black Lives Matter movement
1. Civil Rights Activism in Post-1968 America: Issues & Organizations
This lesson will describe issues and people involved in civil rights activism after 1968, after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. There was much work still to be done to ensure equal rights.
2. How the Welfare Queen Narrative Impacted Anti-Poverty Programs in the U.S.
Welfare is a controversial issue. After all, no one wants their hard-earned money to support lazy indigents, right? In this lesson, we're going to look at the racist and classist roots of this assumption, and see how they impact policy today.
3. How Civil Rights Influenced the Environmental Justice Movement
The environmental justice movement emerged to combat environmental problems plaguing communities of color. This lesson explores the movement's origins and its ties to the Civil Rights movement.
4. Impact of Shelby County v. Holder on the Voting Rights Act
Protecting the right to vote for all citizens of voting age has tangled with the principle of federalism at many times in our history. In this lesson you will learn how federalism and voting rights clashed in 1965 and beyond.
5. Black Lives Matter Movement: Development, Goals & Impact
Black Lives Matter is one of the most influential activism movements of the 21st century. In this lesson, we'll examine the history and goals of this movement and see what it's really all about.
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Other chapters within the History 307: American Civil Rights Movement course
- Civil Rights Movement from the Civil War to the 1920s
- Civil Rights in the New Deal & World War II Era
- The Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s
- Direct Action & Desegregation from 1960-1963
- The Civil Rights Movement from 1964-1965
- Resistance to the Civil Rights Movement
- The Civil Rights Movement from 1965-1968
- The Decline & Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
- Required Assignments for History 307