Discuss the value of using the types of tactics used by the Civil Rights Movement as a way to protest something

For this week’s discussion board, I want to reflect on the previous pages in this module.

In this discussion board, I want to you to show an understanding of the material covered in the previous pages.  Please use the terminology or ideas presented in the previous pages.  Failure to do so, will result in a low discussion board grade.


This discussion board will focus on the Civil Rights Movement. For this week’s discussion, please respond to the following prompts:

1.) The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s placed a large emphasis on the value of nonviolent resistance and protest.  What do you think is the value of using the types of tactics used by the Civil Rights Movement as a way to protest something?  Meaning, why do you think the movement prioritized that form of resistance?

2.) Think about some of the civil rights problems and discrimination you see in our society today.  What do you see as some of the major civil rights problems in our society today and can we learn anything from the Civil Rights Movement that could be used to address our modern-day problems?  Can any of the tactics and strategies used by the Civil Rights Movement be used today?  Explain your response.

Your FIRST post should be a minimum of 200 words.  Your SECOND and THIRD posts, where you respond to your peers’ posts, each should be a minimum of 100 words.


Remember, your FIRST post, which should be your own original post, is due by:

Thursday, 10/17 at 11:59pm.

Your SECOND AND THIRD posts, which should be your replies to your peers’ posts, are due by:

Sunday, 10/20 at 11:59pm.

You must post BEFORE you can see any replies.

Also remember, your replies should be academic in nature.  You should be building or expanding on what your peers said, and your replies should be constructive.  You are free to to disagree with a post, but please do so in a way where you are not insulting or putting someone down.  Instead, you can say, “I understand your point, but I see it differently…” and then proceed to give your point of view.

Harsh or insulting posts will not be tolerated and violate the rules for the class.  


This assignment is worth a maximum of 25 points.  15 points are possible for your original post and 10 points total are possible for your responses.