Stanford University The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Assessment/Culminating Project
  1. Create a timeline about the Birmingham Movement with both visuals and text. Sources can include newspaper articles, King Encyclopedia, King Timeline and other primary sources from the unit.
  2. Use Central Question and sub questions as essay prompts.
  3. Create a DBQ (Document Based Question) using the same essay prompts and documents from the unit.
  4. Students identify a current unjust law and create a strategy to change the law based on the nonviolent philosophy.
  5. Interview with activist in the community
  6. Create a magazine or newspaper article to commemorate Project C. The article should be focused on answering the question: Did the nonviolent direct action of Project C which King describes in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” successfully transform Birmingham , Alabama from a segregated to a just society in 1963?


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