Black Women Entertainers and Transnational Activism in the 1950s
Due: Sunday, September 20th by 11:55 pm
Late submissions accepted until Monday, September 21st at 11:55 pm – 10% grade deduction
Read the attached document and answer the question below in a new Word document.
Most discussions about 1950s race relations center around the murder of Emmett Till and Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, both in 1955. This article looks at a different way blacks, specifically black women entertainers were asserting their identity as different but not less-than. How might the expressions and self-representation of African and African American women influence the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s using international sources and pressures? In your discussion identify why bringing an international element into the Civil Rights Movement would put even greater pressure on the United States to make changes.
Use your textbook, chapter 25 to reference mainstream Civil Rights information.
Must be a Word Doc.
12-point font using Times New Roman
Place only your name in a header at the top.
No title needed
Text for the paper should begin 1 inch from the top of the page.
Side margins and bottom margin should be 1 inch as well.
Indent each paragraph
Use proper grammar.
Chapter 25 (Civil Rights Information):