Civil Rights and the 1950s
Please watch Crash Course US History #39: Civil Rights and the 1950s. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S64zRnnn4Po
After you’ve watched the video, create a new thread, using your name as the subject, in which you answer the following questions:
1: Why was the 1950s a time of affluence for many Americans?
2: What was Levittown? How did suburbs and car culture change the country? Were all these changes positive?
3: What were the criticisms of American society and the way it was changing?
4: What was the start of the “modern” Civil Rights movement? What changed in the 1950s? What was the NAACP’s strategy?
5: What was the “true” story of Rosa Parks? How does it differ from the story about her that has been traditionally told? Why is this important?