African American Studies

African American Studies

Please help with the attached. Needed today before 11:00pm EST Instructions Students will choose four of ten questions to answer with a well-thought-out paragraph response (about 100-150 words). Each question is worth 25 points. Refer to texts we have read so far in the class to answer the questions. One-fourth of the grade will be based upon the correct use of grammar, punctuation and spelling. Feel free to use the Effective Writing Center (under Course Resources) for help in writing your responses, but otherwise do your work independently.Submitted responses should be done in an MS Word document to the assignment folder. Questions will be made available to students in a timely manner before the deadline. Questions: 1. Discuss the Reconstruction Amendments which were added to the U.S. Constitution from 1865 to 1870. What did each Amendment achieve? 2. How does D.W. Griffith portray African Americans in his film “Birth of a Nation”? Is his depiction of African Americans during Reconstruction accurate? Why or Why not? 3. According to W.E.B. DuBois’s “The Dawn of Freedom” how did the Freedmen’s Bureau assist former slaves? 4. According to the PBS website “Lynching America” what were the components of lynching in America? 5. According to Rev. D.A. Graham, what were the facts of lynching in America? 6. Who was Ida B. Wells? What did she do to challenge lynching in America? What were her publications? 7. What was the Supreme Court’s reasoning in the Plessy v. Ferguson case? 8. Who was Booker T. Washington? What did he advocate in his Atlanta Compromise speech? 9. Who was W.E.B. DuBois? What does he describe in the Souls of Black Folk? 10. According to Henry Louis Gates’s article, who created the Talented Tenth?

 

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