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The Right to Vote: En undersökning av rösträttsmarschen från Selma till Montgomery
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Student paper other, 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Right to Vote : A study on the civil right marches from Selma to Montgomery (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to study voting marches from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Right Movement in the US South during the mid 60’s. Who took part in the marches, why did the African-American people feel the need for a voting reform, how did they plan the marches and did it go as planned are questions that we want answers to. This paper uses sources and documents from the web, books and firsthand accounts of the marches. Through these sources we find how the demonstrators acted and felt. We also find out how the US federal and local government acted. The findings are interesting but maybe not chocking. The American South was a place fused with racism where the white government did not want the blacks to be able to vote. This was because of if they could vote they would have more to say about laws and who controlled what. The Selma to Montgomery voting march is just one small piece of the Civil Rights Movement but looking at it today it had a huge impact on the US society.. With the new voting act that passed in 1965 the number of African-American that managed to register to vote increased remarkably. This paper also discuss the use of the Civil Rights Movement in the Swedish classroom and how teachers can use different types of assignments that are developed for the Swedish classroom and the Swedish curriculum.

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2017.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61194OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-61194DiVA, id: diva2:1079880
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Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
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Available from: 2017-03-22 Created: 2017-03-09 Last updated: 2017-03-22Bibliographically approved

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