Imagine you represent your company at a service organization dealing with one of these two issues: Facing Economic Change or Engaging Civil Rights. Your supervisor has asked you to research information related to the history of one of these issues for your organization to help new employees and volunteers understand it better. Your predecessor already started a list of sample primary and secondary sources and collections of sources.
In this assignment, you will take the final step in creating your presentation to help new employees and volunteers understand how historical events can be applied to one of the issues currently affecting your organization.
My Topic

Research question: What lessons from African Americans’ struggles for equality in the past can help inform current and future civil rights issues?
Thesis statement: Many experiences from the past can help us in today and beyond because a lot of the struggles experienced in the 1960s are still felt today. Discrimination is felt from many avenues then and as of today. Police brutality is everywhere and, in many senses, as deadly as it was in the 1960s.
 STEP 1: 
Create an outline:
I. My Topic





VI. Making Connections

VII. Sources

 STEP 2 
 The presentation should be 7–11 slides and incorporate the evidence and arguments 

Title slide.
Sources slide.
Outline slide.
Topic slide.
Evidence slides with evidence and visuals.
Slide that connects past events to current state for the topic focus you identified

 STEP 3: 
 Prepare speaker notes for you oral presentation 
Attached are sources:
 1. John Kirk. 2009. The Long Road to Equality for African-Americans.

2. Femi Lewis. No date. The Jim Crow Era.

3. Malcolm X. April 3, 1964. The Ballot or the Bullet. 

4. Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963. “I Have a Dream,” Address Delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.


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