Friday, January 30, 2015

Citizenship and Selma


 Listen and react to the audio clip.  What did you hear? What did you think of what you heard?  What is civil disobedience?  What does this tell us about citizenship and what a citizen is?  Write 9 lines about what you heard.

32 comments:

  1. The lawyer talked about the march that was supposed to happen over the bridge. As they began to walk across the bridge they were attacked by police officers with tear gas, bull whips, and horses pushing them back. They were told repeatedly to go back and when they got down on their knees to pray that's when the attack happened. The lawyer is still traumatized even talking about it, so think about how every other African American still feels about that day.
    -Raven Ransom

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    1. Very interesting, good job.
      Geraldine Perez

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    2. Good ending Raven ~Seihrahbi

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  2. During the video clip there were many things being said about how during the time of segregation, African Americans weren't really seen as citizens of the United States to white citizens. I thought about al of the marches MLK did to prevent this. Civil disobedience is when people refuse to abide by certain laws as protest to what they don't believe in. This tells me that our country till has a lot of reconstructing to do if citizens are protesting about situations in our country.

    Geraldine Perez

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    1. I agree - Uriel

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    2. Your paragraph had disgusting grammatical errors. It was nearly inscrutable and had no flow, instead it went chop chop chop from topic to topic. Incorrigible comment.. but atleast your tried.

      - Victor

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    3. I agree, our country does still have a lot of reconstructing to do. - Tashia W

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    4. I agree Geraldine. This country is still a work in progress.

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  3. The audio clip was about the incident that happened to African American during Civil Rights movement. The clip shows the first person point of view of one lawyer who was participate in that march. The march was at the bridge, the man talked about how he hated white people after what they've done to his flocks, he also said that, "it is easier to sit in NY and provide money and say i am with you but it is a lot harder to come here and sake hand with black people". -Tapan

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    1. I agree with you bro
      - Ganga Bajgai

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    2. "it is easier to sit in NY and provide money and say i am with you but it is a lot harder to come here and sake hand with black people"
      I think this was important because it reminds us that we are all people regardless of the color of our skin.

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  4. Seihrahbi
    Listening to this interview with the man gave me a second hand visual from a first hand source. It actually saddens me to hear the amount for violence and disrespect that my people where put through to vote but now we get to vote freely. Civil disobedience I think is where citizens go against the government to prove a point, that is what i got from the video.

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  5. Civil Disobedience is the people's initial action that turns into a revolution. It was civil disobedience in the the Northern States that sparked the civil war, it was also civil disobedience in the 1920's that end the prohibition, and last but not least it was Civil Disobedience that began a part of US history that allowed women equal rights as men. A citizen that takes the time to protest peacefully is one that is accomplishing his duty of civil responsibility. This citizen is aware that there is a problem in their society, and they stand up for what is right.

    Yours Truly, the Almighty, gratuitous and benevolent
    - Victor Contreras THE GREAT

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    1. I like that Yours Truly...

      Dat Ly

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    2. Dear Victor,

      i think your comment was amazing, i can tell you took your time to write such a master piece. And you clearly used your adept understanding of linguistics to use appropriate vocabulary.

      - Victor

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    3. I think your definition of 'citizen' is intelligent and thoughtful.

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  6. There were three marches that took place in Alabama to Mississippi. It was called Bloody Sunday. I heard that African-Americans were marching for integration and acceptance. They were attack by police and groups of "thugs". Civil disobedience I think is going against the law for equal rights. It tells that citizenship means equal rights for all citizen. A citizen is a human that live in the united with all equal rights like everybodyelse.

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    1. *lives
      *everybody else
      *attacked
      *citizens

      - just a few grammatical errors

      Victor

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    2. Manuel Valera

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  7. I never heard of bloody Sunday till now. The moment I heard tear gas hitting the ground, I know things is going to be bad. The lawyer started crying and saying blacks will never become citizens. I think I heard horses were attacking, never seen or heard anyone using a horse to attack someone, normally used to transport from point a to point b. Blood was everywhere, EVERYWHERE. said the lawyer. Well that explains why it's called Bloody Sunday. He lost faith but at the end it a start to fight for citizenship.
    DAT LY

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  8. They call the day that the march finally made it to it's destination "bloody Sunday". Black people have to walk across the bridge and they know why it was called that. Every person who marched acrossed the bridge they were whipped, tear gassed, and abused back across the bridge with armed forces and military forces. My personal opinion I feel like since Black America was treated like this back then and there was no consequence against this cruel unnecessary treatment this is one reason why now black people are dying with out justice in America. It happened back then and it's still happening now. The act is civil disobedience. -Leah

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    1. This jawn was corny bruh - Uriel

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    2. "I feel like since Black America was treated like this back then and there was no consequence against this cruel unnecessary treatment this is one reason why now black people are dying with out justice in America". This is a very powerful and insightful statement.

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  9. Tashia Walton

    The things I heard the man say in the audio clip were things I have already heard before, but it was different to hear the words come from him since he actually experienced it. It was very unfortunate, unfair, and sad how the blacks were treated. Civil disobedience is when someone refuse to follow certain laws. I don't know how to exactly define a citizen or citizenship. I guess everyone can have their own definitions of it, but I do know a citizen should follow the laws.

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    1. very good -Leah

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    2. I'm glad hearing it from a first hand account helped you get some perspective on this.

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  10. Ganga Bajgai
    1st period

    I notice that the lawyer wanted to march with the people but he was not allowed because they can't arrest the lawyer and it would look odd if the lawyer were in the jail. After the march stated, the FBI and police will be there to stop them and arrest them. When the police came they would throw tear gas. The people weren't seen as the United States citizen.

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    1. That was really good bro! Good Job!
      -Tapan

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    2. You call this 9 lines? Huh???

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  11. A lawyer did not want to walk across the bridge because he wanted to be obedient and follow the law. State troopers were against the peaceful protesters. The troopers told the protesters to go back to their churches and at that moment the protesters began to kneel and prey. It amazes me that people that work for the government would act like that towards people that just wanted voting rights. It's sad honestly! There were cries, tear gas, cries ,blood and people were beat with clubs. To top it all off they were going to walk over a bridge named after a KKK member. Facunda Bennett

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  12. Good job everyone here are some blog expectations for next time.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/110rnnhr9kGzGfPF2Z3EtwJCF8ozC7d65BQizJvx6w1w/edit?usp=sharing

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