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THE NATION CLASSROOM
History as It Happened

RACE RELATIONS and CIVIL RIGHTS
MODULE EIGHT: 1991-Present

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – 2019/08/09: Protesters marching in the streets – Community organizations and Activists demanding police accountability gathered for a rally and march at the clock in Grand Central Terminal on August to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of Mike Brown’s death by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Four participants were arrested during the march in Times Square for alleged disorderly conduct. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)

STUDENT PRACTICE ACTIVITY ONE

Read Documents Six (“Warped History”) and Seven (“Ringing the Freedom Bell”) and answer the following 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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