Three Representations of Effective Peaceful Protests in Securing Civil Rights in the USA

1378 Words Nov 10th, 2014 6 Pages
Analyse the representations (1,2 and 3E) and choose the one which you think is the best representations of how effective peaceful protest was in securing civil rights in the USA

Representation 2 is the best representation in showing how effective peaceful protest was because it has the best accuracy since it’s a history book, for example “In 1961, 26 year old African-American teacher” this is an accurate report, moreover the source has good comprehensiveness and covers most of the events of the civil rights in the USA. However, Representation 1,2 and 3E all represent how effective peaceful protest was in securing civil rights in the USA. All the representations are judged on accuracy, which is compared to my own knowledge of factual
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The only negative comment of representation 1 is that their impact was “limited” and it does not elaborate this point any further, this suggests that representation 1 is one sided although this limits the sources objectivity it is still relatively objective with a good overall view and non-emotive language. Representation 3 is accurate and no factual errors for example the source describes “Sit-ins were spreading across the south” this is correct since at least 70,000 activist from the SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) which were heavily involved in the sit-ins. In addition King often side lined as described in the source. Therefore, representation 1 has no incorrect information, it covers a large amount of detail and therefore very accurate. Representation 2 has limited completeness like representation 1 it does not discuss the civil rights act, however representation 2 mentions the Voting Rights Act and more importantly the black power movement and the riots which is key in understand that sometimes violent protest prevailed. Representation 2 describes the role of publicity and states “millions of television viewers around the world saw the divisions facing American society” Representation 2 is
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