I have already posted the terms and some questions that guided us through much of the 1960s. It will be a matching test with IDs that you will explain. Here are some of the topics I would make sure I could explain.
- Vietnam (background, escalation, opposition)
- Civil Rights (goals, role of TV, examples of grassroots efforts)
- The Second Red Scare and Joe McCarthy
- The growth of suburbs and American economy postwar
I will add a some things from our Post-WWII section (East/West German, Korea, Suburbs, White Flight, etc.) You will do well.
I want you to watch the ESPN 30 for 30 that Wright Thompson made about the integration of Ole Miss in the fall of 1962. It’s told from the perspective of a native son looking back on a dark past, set against the backdrop of a football team with national championship aspirations.
It’s available on Netflix. Just search GHOSTS OF OLE MISS. I would suggest watching it on Netflix because of the quality. you can also check it out in the link below.
ASSIGNMENT: I want your reaction to seeing what happened when the symbol of the Old South was integrated. Be honest and forthright. (3/4 to 1pg). I’m still working through my own opinions.