How important was the role of women in the Civil Rights movement? – source work
A new source work assignment, complete with model answers, for the following questions.
1a. According to Source A, why was the success of the Little Rock Campaign still not assured? [3 marks]
1b. What is the message conveyed by Source B? [2 marks]
2. With reference to its origin, purpose and content, analyse the value and limitations of Source C for a historian studying the divisions in the civil rights movement that were starting to appear by the mid 1960s. [4 marks]
3. Compare and contrast what Sources B and D reveal about the experiences of black women in the segregated south. [6 marks]
4. Using the sources and your own knowledge, evaluate the view that “The role of women in the civil rights struggle was crucial for the success of the movement”. [9 marks]