Borgerrettigheder i USA

Mie Hansen, Jaqueline Sommer Olsen, Trine Andersen & Andrea Madsbøll Møller

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

This project focuses on the civil rights struggle of 1950s through the 1960s in America. The main data which has been used throughout our investigation are Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched on Earth, Eldridge Cleaver’s Soul on Ice, Malcolm X and Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Mark Kurlansky’s 1968 – Året, der rystede verden ,and finally David Howard-Pitney’s Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. The main part of the project consists of these five books plus a few websites about the Black Panther Party, but mainly www.blackpantherparty.org. We chose the four last books, as they would be able to give us a very good general place to work from in order to answer our problem definition. We chose Soul on Ice as our theory because it was a major inspiration to several of our chosen subjects. The last part of the project also includes a discussion of the theory and the data used in our investigation. Our conclusion is that the radicalization that happened among the civil rights movements was not a sudden idea but a factor that developed throughout the years. And it was obvious that our violent societal critics took their inspiration in Fanon, but most did no set out to be violent at first. But was worsened by the rage the African American community felt at the countless injustices they experienced every day.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
SprogDansk
Udgivelsesdato17 jun. 2014
VejledereJensen Henrik

Emneord

  • USA
  • Borgerrettighed