FORUM #4A

Discussion on Required Material for Week 4 0 unread of 0 messagesThe initial post with with well referenced facts is due by Wednesday, 11:55 p.m. ET and 2 peer responses are due by Friday, 11:55 p.m. ET. Do not research on the Internet.View Full Description

Choose one of the below for your main post. Respond to at least one student who answered a different question from you. The answers should come from your textbook, the book of primary source documents, the assigned website, the lecture, videos, and the research you conducted in the APUS Library. Respond as many times as you wish. Your two best responses will be graded.

1. What did the New Deal do for Blacks? Even though there were no significant gains made in civil rights during the 1930s, there seemed to be an optimistic view among the black community. African-Americans were able to find help in the 1930s through the hope they viewed in the Roosevelt administration, their inclusion within the CIO, and the Popular Front. What did each of these offer the African-American community? The black press said that the National Recovery Administration (NRA) actually stood for “Negro Run Around” or “Negroes Ruined Again.” Why did they write this? What examples can you find that support or refute these slogans?

2. How did James Baldwin compare the African-American experience to the Algerian experience in France? Why did Baldwin go to France?

3. Historians recognize the importance of model figures. In the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s which African Americans were model figures to African Americans? How did they influence white Americans to see African Americans differently?  

Note: Sometime this week, in one of your posts, you should reflect on what, in all your required work, you learned new, surprising, and interesting. If you cannot clearly demonstrate you have learned from all the required work in one of those three posts, then write this fourth post summarizing what you have learned from the required work. This is your opportunity, if you have not had a chance in your various posts, to demonstrate that you have done all the required work for this week.

2.) Watch one of these lectures:

Professor Jonathan Holloway, “Migration and Urbanization,” part one.

Professor Jonathan Holloway, “Migration and Urbanization,” part two.

Professor Jonathan Holloway, “The New Negroes,” part one.

Professor Jonathan Holloway, “The New Negroes,” part two.

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