Analyzing an Historical Debate – “The Meaning of Black Freedom” and “Racial Violence in Reconstruction”

For this assignment, you will analyze an historical issue from the second half of American history 1877- present. You will need to compare at least two opposing perspectives on the issue of civil rights for Black Americans during the American Progressive Era. Directions: I. Read the following: a. “The Meaning of Black Freedom” and “Racial Violence in Reconstruction” from the web. Google the title and select the item called US History II (American Yawp) in a website that is about LumenLearning. b. The documents in Voices of Freedom in your textbook, Chapter XVII, pp. 674-675, which includes two perspectives on the issue. One from Booker T. Washington and another from W.E.B. DuBois. II. Complete the following writing assignment. a. Your answers should be in complete sentences and use proper grammar. b. Your response should be at least 5 paragraphs in length, using the format described below. c. Be sure you understand that this is an individual assignment. Make absolutely certain that the essay is entirely your own work. d. Using proper format provide citations for your sources (see below).