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What was the conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia from November 1, 1955?
Who was the Vietnam War fought between?
The governments of North Vietnam and South Vietnam
What was the communist army that fought against the US in Vietnam?
Viet Cong which was the North Vietnam army and would torture prisoners of war
The Vietnam War was a very
The Vietnam War was the last war to
institute the draft
How many US soldiers died in the Vietnam War?
The Vietnam was the first war to be
televised and shown in the American households
After WWII, what did the black population do?
Migrated to California
In the 1940s, California restricted its
housing to minorities forcing them to live in East and South Los Angeles (Compton, Watts)
Why did race tensions escalate?
What neighbors were against black integration
What would white gangs do?
They would keep blacks from traveling through their neighborhood
Buy a house in an all white street and rent it to a black family. Then purchase all white homes
What was the most influential black movement organization of the 1960s?
Black Panther Movement
Black families left the south after
WWII and settled in Oakland and cities in the west
Where were most of the black populations settled?
In the ghettos of western cities
What ruled the western cities?
Olive brutality by white police officers
Armed groups would
Monitor the police with police patrols
Year of Watts Riots
1965, in the Watts neighborhood
On August 11, 1965 am African American was
Pulled over for drunk driving and a fight broke out with the police
What happened after August 11, 1965
Six days of looting broke out
Police needed the support of how many who to do what in 1965?
4,000 members of the California Army National Guard to quell the riots
Martin Luther King Jr. was a
Baptist minister and activist who believed in nonviolent and civil disobedience
MLK Jr organized
The March on Washington where he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech
What did MLK Jr serve as president for?
The Southern Leadership Conference
Where was MLK Jr assassinated?
Memphis TN when he went to help a sanitation strike
MLK Jr talked who into doing what?
Rosa Parks into sitting at the front of a city bus
How did the LA Race Riots in the 90s start?
With the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of Rodney King
What did the police officers do to Rodney King?
Tapered, struck with batons, and tackled to the ground and handcuffed him
What did the police believe Rodney was on?
What happened after the Rodney King beating?
Widespread looting, assault, arson, and killings occurred during the riots causing 1 billion dollars in damage
What were the casualties of the LA Race Riots in the 90s
55 were killed, 2,000 injured, and more than 11,000 arrested
OJ Simpson was charged with
Killing his ex-wife and her friend Ron Goldman
OJ Simpson was found what despite what
Innocent despite strong DNA evidence showing he committed the crime
What was the OJ jury mostly composed of?
OJ Simpson was termed
The "Trial of the Century"
Prosecution had OJ try
On the bloody glove that didn't fit
Who was found to commit perjury for lying under oath that he never uttered racist language?
How many children has Aibileen raised?
Seven white children
Who does Aibileen work for?
What happened to Aibileen's son?
Son died from a tractor trailer accident
What does Aibileen do with Skeeter?
Writes a book
Who is Minny's bff?
How many children does Minny have?
Who is Minny married to?
Leroy who is an alcoholic
What is Minny really good at and what is her downfall?
At cooking but her outspokenness gets her fired a lot
Who does Minny work for for the majority of the book?
Celia Rae Foote is new to
Who did Celia marry?
Hilly's ex-boyfriend Johnny Foote
What causes Celia to be an outcast in the women's community?
Her backwoods upbringing and glamorous Hollywood looks
Why does Celia hire Minny?
To cook and clean for her so Johnny does not have to discover her lack of womanly skills
Who is Skeeter?
22 year old privileged daughter if a cotton plantation owner
When Skeeter came back to MS, what had changed for her?
She found her perspective on the division between white Southern households has changed
What does Skeeter want versus what her mom wants?
Wants to be a writer but her mom wants her to be a wife
What number President was JFK?
Where was JFK born?
How old was JFK when he became president
43 which was the youngest president in US history
What was JFK's average approval rating?
70% which is the highest of any president in gallops history poll
What is JFK's famous quote?
"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."
Kennedy's presidency was dominated by
Conflict with the Soviet Union
What was a failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the CIA to assassinated Fidel Castro?
Bay of Pigs Invasion
What was the 13 day confrontation between the US and Soviet Union concerning Soviet missile placement in Cuba?
Cuban Missile Crisis which was the closest the Cold War came to nuclear war
What was the Americans working overseas to help other countries understand the American culture?
What did the Warren Commission state that happened to Kennedy?
He was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald and that Oswald acted entirely on his own
What was concluded by Jack Ruby?
He acted alone when he killed Oswald
The Warren commission results have proven
Controversial and have been challenged by other studies
What remains one of the most controversial government findings in US history?
The Kennedy Assassination
A volunteer campaign in the US launched in June 1964 to attempt
To register as many African American voters in Mississippi
More than 1,000 out-of-state voters participated in the
Freedom Summer alongside thousands of black Mississippians
Describe the freedom summers volunteers
The brightest of their generation, came from the best universities from the biggest states, mostly from the North, usually rich, 90% white
Volunteers drew what three things?
Drive-by-shootings, Molotov cocktails thrown at homes, and consistent harassment
Who were James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner and they were what
Jewish men from New York and were arrested by Cecil Price a Neshoba County Deputy Sheriff and KKK member
Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner were held
Until nightfall and released
Describe what happened after Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner were released
They drove away to an ambush on the road by the Klansman who abducted and killed them, Goodman and Schwerner were shot at point-blank range, Chaney was chased, beaten mercilessly, and shot three times
Who was convicted of masterminding this Mississippi burning murder and how long did it take?
41 years after the murders Edgar Ray Killen was convicted
What is the right-wing extremist organization that advocates extremist reactionary positions such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration?
Ku Klux Klan
The KKK used what and what to intimidate others?
Cross burnings and parades
When was the most current manifestation of the KKK and what did they focus on?
After WWII they focused on opposition to the Civil Rights Movement by using violence and murder to suppress activists
Although members of the KKK swear to uphold Christian morality,
Virtually every Christian denomination has denounced the KKK
the KKK often formed alliances with
Southern police departments (Birmingham, Alabama) or with governor's offices like George Wallace of Alabama
When the Freedom Riders arrived in Birmingham in 1961,
Police Commissioner Bull Conner gave the Klan members 15 minutes to attack the riders before sending in the police to quell the attacks
What are the civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern US in 1961 and subsequent years?
The modern KKK is not
One organization but is composed of small independent chapters across the nation
The KKK population today is
No more than a few thousand members organized into slightly more than 100 units
Recent membership into the KKK has resulted from what four things?
People's anxieties about it illegal immigration, urban crime, civil unions, and same gender marriage
What happened in Memphis?
A statue of general Nathan Bedford Forrest was taken down in a park named after the general
Who was Nathan Bedford Forrest?
A confederate Army general during the Civil War and the first Grand Wizard of the KKK
What horrible thing did Forrest do?
Massacred union soldiers (mostly black) who had surrendered at the battle of fort pillow
What was the KKK protest rally in Memphis called?
"Rally for Forrest"
Why did the Forrest statue eventually come down?
The city of Memphis sold the park to a group called Memphis Greenpeace
What did musicians begin to believe in the 60s?
That the words in their songs were extremely important
What did Woodstock become?
A symbol of the young people's rebellion against traditional values
What did hippies believe?
There should be more love and personal freedom in America
What two shows did young Americans start to revel against?
The Andy Griffith show and The Beverly hillbillies
What two movies captured the rebellious nature of young America?
The Graduate and Doctor Strangelove
What began as a youth movement in the US during the early 60s?
The Hippie Movement
What do the origins of the hippie movement trace back to?
The European social movements in the 19th and 29th century
What are the four fundamental structures of hippies?
Harmony with nature, communal living, artistic experimentation in music, and widespread use of recreational drugs
How did the hippie movement begin and end?
Began with the assassination of JFK and ended with the resignation of Richard Nixon and the end of the Vietnam War
What is the Kent State Massacre?
The Ohio National Guard shot unarmed college students who were protesting the bombing of Cambodia
The Vietnam Ear was thought to be
Winding down so bombing Cambodia was thought to exacerbate the situation
How many guardsmen fired how many rounds in how long in the Kent State Massacre
28 guardsmen, 67 rounds, 13 seconds
What were the casualties of the Kent State Massacre?
Four students were killed, nine others were wounded, one student suffered permanent paralysis
Do you think MLK Jr. dream came true?
Discussion question on test and give opinion
What character from the Help was part of the freedom summers?
Patricia, Stuart's ex-girlfriend
Where was Kathryn Stockett born and raised?
Where did Stockett go to college and what did she major in?
University of Alabama with a degree in English and creative writing
Where did Stockett move after graduating?
New York City
What did Stockett do in NYC?
Worked in magazine publishing and marketing for 16 years
Where does Stockett currently live and with who?
Atlanta with her husband and daughter
What was Stockett's first novel?
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