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THE NATION CLASSROOM
History as It Happened

RACE RELATIONS and CIVIL RIGHTS
MODULE FIVE: 1930–1945

Tuskegee Airmen, with fighter airplane, at Tuskegee Army Flying School during World War 2, Tuskegee, Alabama, 1944. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)

STUDENT PRACTICE ACTIVITY THREE

WRITE YOUR DBQ ESSAY
Directions: The following question asks you to write a well-organized, concise essay that integrates your interpretation of Documents 1–8 and your knowledge of the period 1930–1945.

DBQ: Amid the catastrophic Great Depression and World War II, African-American life went through important changes between 1930 and 1945. Using the documents provided and your outside knowledge, identify at least four significant developments that affected the African-American community—negative and/or positive—and explore what they said about the possibility of progress in the future for America’s blacks

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