Using both films, describe, with about 2-3 sentences each:
FIVE (5) ways that individuals in the 1950s defied the socio-political conformity prevalent in that decade. Be sure to state – in each case:
WHAT they did that was defiant – was was the action?
WHY was it defiant? How was that behavior breaking some “norm” or breaking a rule of conformity in that decade?
NOTE: Don’t confuse the 1960s with the 1950s. “Seeds of the Sixties” talks about the restricting attitudes and behaviors of the 1950s. BUT it mentions defiance by various teens and African Americans that would later happen in the 1960s. Look at the footage and discussion of the 1950s and focus on specific examples of that.
The other film, “Eyes on the Prize,” also talks about how people began to fight back in defiance against unfair laws in the 1950s.
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