Mississippi's "Freedom Summer"

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Rationale Although I wasn’t in Mississippi during the ‘Freedom Summer’, I had a solid understanding of how life was during the ‘Freedom Summer’. This was years of racism and segregation towards the blacks in the US during the Civil Rights Movement. My aspect type was racism, and I learned of its impact on life through our analysis in the class of The Color Purple (1982) by Alice Walker, an epistolary novel about the lives of black people in rural dominated white racist Georgia during the 1920’s-50’s. Furthermore, we discussed Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Speech in class, and how Mandela fought for Independence from the white racist government. With extra research of the Freedom Summer project launched by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), I learned enough to be able to write my written task. The text type that I chose was a blog written from a perspective of college student who went to Longdale, Mississippi as part of Freedom Summer and the impacts of racism on his visit. I chose a blog as my text type because I thought that this would be tremendously appealing. As during, the time of the Civil Rights there was no such thing as blogs due to the lack of advanced technology which we have today. Also, I believed that this would help me to expand on the aspect type of racism also the Civil Rights movement, in a different mechanism by mixing both events, of the past and technology of today. Furthermore, I used a blog, in order to inform and strengthen pervious knowledge (Civil Rights Movement) into a fresh approach (blog) which probably would pull the young people who use blogs. As a result of this, they would be interested in the text type, read it and then retrieve lost knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement. ... ... middle of paper ... ... in Mississippi." America - Engaging the World - America.gov. 29 Dec. 2008. Web. 23 Jan. 2012. . "BBC ON THIS DAY | 4 | 1964: Three Civil Rights Activists Found Dead." BBC News - Home. Web. 23 Jan. 2012. . "Freedom Summer." Three CORE Members Murdered in Mississippi. Congress of Racial Equality. Web. 23 Jan. 2012. . "Mississippi Burning." Mississippi Burning. Spartacus Educational. Web. 23 Jan. 2012. . "Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 23 Jan. 2012. .

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