Monday, February 25, 2013

Comparing the independence struggle of Bedouin people to the struggle of Black Americans in the US Civil Rights Movement

civil-rights-map by trudeau
civil-rights-map, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

In brief notes, create a comparison chart between 4 events in what we call the Arab Revolt, as guided partly by TE Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia, to 4 events that marked the US Civil Rights Movement.

12 pts. Due Fri (b) or Mon (a).
Title, documentation.

Including a US map of southern states, list and Briefly Describe events such as (you may choose)
- Rosa Parks and the Montgomery, AL, bus boycott, 1955
- Desegregation of schools in Little Rock, 1957.
- Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr, 1968.
- Federal legislation on civil rights, voting rights and housing rights, 1964 - 1968, Washington, DC.

On the Lawrence side, consider
- Battle for Aqaba, 1916
- Attacks on the Turkish Hejaz Railway, 1916
- Battle for Damascus, 1917
- Sykes-Picot Treaty, 1916