W 11 March 27 & 29
T- World War II and the Double V Campaign, sources:
1. What are your thoughts on George Schuyler’s and the black weekly, the Pittsburgh Courier’s comments on the MOWM?
2. Why does Randolph argue that now is the time for African Americans to demand their civil rights? What do political struggles in India, the Caribbean, and Africa to do with African Americans?
3. Why use civil disobedience as a tactic? What about the role of the state? He writes:
“That the government is an accommodative and restive organism which is constantly balancing pressures from conflicting social forces in the local and national communities, and without regard to the question of right and wrong, it inevitably moves in the direction of the pressure of the greatest challenge”(272).
Considering this quote, and the period under discussion, how is Randolph encouraging black readers to view the government (the state), the March On Washington movement, and political change in general?
4. Why march on Washington, D.C.? Why the comparison with Germany? Why the “massess”?
R- Cold War, Civil Rights, Mary L. Dudiak_”Brown as a Cold War Case”