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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 THREE

WRITE YOUR DBQ ESSAY
Directions: The following prompt asks you to write a well-organized, concise essay that integrates your interpretation of Documents One through Eight and your knowledge of the period referred to in the question. The best answers will not only cite key pieces of evidence from the documents but also include outside knowledge of the period.

DBQ: Despite the many acts of racism reported across the United States in the years before, during, and after the election of Barack Obama in 2008, his victory as the first African-American president in U.S. history was a sign that the nation had entered a new era in race relations.

Use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1991-Present to construct your essay.

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