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THE NATION CLASSROOM
American History as It Happened

RACE RELATIONS and CIVIL RIGHTS
MODULE ONE: 1966–1990

STUDENT PRACTICE ACTIVITY ONE

COMPARE AND CONTRAST PERSPECTIVES

Carefully read Document Six (“Warped History: The Roots of Dylann Roof’s Racism Go Deep”) and Document Seven (“Ringing the Freedom Bell”). Then respond to these three questions.

1. What does Eric Foner mean by “warped” history in Document Six?
2. How does “warped history” differ with the view of history described in Document Seven?
3. Compare the public displays of history the authors describe in the two texts. What impact does each have?

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