I Am a Man – Questions | Engelsk

Opgavebeskrivelse
Before you read:
1. Find a picture of the “Lincoln Memorial” in Washington DC.
2. Find a picture of the “White House” in Washington DC.
3. Find a picture of the “United States Congress” in Washington DC.

Questions for the text:
4. Rosa Parks, a black woman, was riding the bus home on 1 December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. Where was she sitting on the bus, and why was she asked to give up her seat?
5. What does NAACP stand for? And what did it work for?
6. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister. What does “minister” mean in this context?
7. What was the United States Supreme Courts’ (Højesterets) ruling on segregation on buses?
8. When did the “March on Washington” take place, and how many people attended the demonstration?
9. What was the name of the speech that Martin Luther King gave at that event?
10. In 1964, the United States Congress passed a law called the “Civil Rights Act”. What did the law say?
11. In the 1960s, there was a group called the “Black Panther Party”. What was the aim of that organisation?

Interpretation
12. Look at the picture on p. 96. Read the caption (i.e. the text below the picture). What is the significance of the picture?

Uddrag
4. Rosa Parks, a black woman, was riding the bus home on 1 December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. Where was she sitting on the bus, and why was she asked to give up her seat?
- Even though she was sitting in a seat reserved for African Americans a white man asked Rosa to give up her seat because the white section was full. She then refused and got arrested

5. What does NAACP stand for? And what did it work for?
- It stands for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It was the country´s largest civil rights organization and worked to end racial discrimination.

6. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister. What does “minister” mean in this context?
- In this context it means pastor or priest. A minister in charge of a Christian church or congregation, especially in some non-episcopal churches.

7. What was the United States Supreme Courts’ (Højesterets) ruling on segregation on buses?
- After a year of boycotting Montgomery buses the United States Supreme Courts ruled that segregation on buses was unconstitutional and had to end.

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