Why I chose this topic: Last year, I did a website on “The White Rose Movement” that originated in Nazi Germany and what fascinated me about them was their ability to standup in the face of certain death. And they were teens!!! Then I thought I might as well do another website on another movement in history and I chose the “Civil Rights Movement” because it shared something in common with “The White Rose Movement”, & it was that all the members’ of each of the movements were fearless & stood up even in
the face of danger. I also wanted to learn more about “The Civil Rights”.
How I conducted my research:
I had some books for my resources and I had to go online to have more extensive research because the books didn’t have enough information to help me in my website. After that, I kept notes on some very important details in my books with post it
notes. I even used my phone and tablet while I went on vacation on winter break
to visit other sites which augmented to my understanding about “The Civil
Rights”. I even learned about other participants in the “Movement” like Jesse
Jackson, Bob Moses, & Charles Moore. Finally, after I gathered enough research I started immediately on my progress.
How I created and developed my website:
I started my website with an introduction about what it will be about and wanted to make the rest of the website nice and simple. I gave names of the “Civil Rights” members and gave websites on them if you ever wanted to learn more about them. I was going to include them but that would be a waste of time and it may veer off from the turning points in history theme and would have made the website go on for eternity so I kept it simplistic. I also gave Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech. I even found a timeline on the
“Civil Rights” and thought it would add to the reader’s understanding.
How my project relates to the theme:
My project relates to the theme because it tells you the struggles of the movement
and African Americans did not have all the rights the Caucasian portion of the
country had. This was a turning point because it changed all of that, for good.
And the struggle of African Americans back then and there determination and will
to go on is inspirational and is quite an amazement of how people that work
together can accomplish virtually anything.