Coming Of Age History


Answer each question as accurately and thoroughly as possible in an essay response. The first question is worth 130 points and must be at least 600 words in length. The second question is worth 40 points and must be answered in at least 300 words.  Each response must meet the minimum word requirement or it will not be graded.   Answers must be in your own words.  No quotes from any source are allowed .  Evidence of plagiarism will result in a zero for the test. Please number your responses so that I know which question you are answering. If you do not do so, I will deduct 25 points from your test score.  Your written response must be typed or pasted into the text block.  No attachments will be accepted.


1. Traditionally, history is presented from a “top-down” perspective. That is, we see history through the eyes of the victors – leaders, the famous, the wealthy, the movers and shakers, etc.. However, Coming of Age presents history from the “bottom-up” — from the common man’s point of view.  Give three (3) differences  between the two points-of-views showing how the text book teaches you about the Civil Rights Movement, its leaders, its groups, its events, etc. and how Anne Moody discusses the same or similar events, groups and leaders.   For example, how does the textbook (chapters 22-25) discusses Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., NAACP, CORE, Medgar Evers, SNCC, March on Washington, sit-ins, demonstrations, etc. versus how Moody relates them? (130 points)

2. Describe how each of the following families and people positively influenced the life of Anne Moody: Burkes – Mrs. Burke, Wayne, Linda Jean; Claiborne family including Ms. Ola; Johnsons; and Mrs. Rice. (40 points)

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