The development of the civil rights movement, 1954-60


  • 1) Give two things you can infer from Source A about popular attitudes towards racial segregation.
    What I can infer:
    Details in the source that tell me this:

    What I can infer:
    Details in the source that tell me this: 4 Marks



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  • 2) Explain why the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-60) was successful
    You may use the following in your answer:
    - Rosa Parks
    - Martin Luther King, Jr.
    You must also use information of your own 12 Marks


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  • 3) How useful are Sources B and C for an enquiry into the position of black Americans in the late 1950s?
    Explain your answer, using Sources B and C and your knowledge of the historical context 8 Marks



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  • 4) Study Interpretations 1 and 2.
    They give different views about the position of black Americans in the late 1950s.
    What is the main difference between these views?
    Explain your answer, using details from both interpretations 4 Marks



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  • 5) Suggest one reason why Interpretations 1 and 2 give different views about the position of black Americans in the late 1950s.
    You may use Sources B and C to help explain your answer 4 Marks



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  • 6) How far do you agree with Interpretation 2 about the position of black Americans in the late 1950s?
    Explain your answer, using both interpretations and your knowledge of the historical context
    Up to 4 marks of the total for this question will be awarded for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and use of specialist terminology 20 Marks



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