Bearing the Cross Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

David Garrow
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Essay Topic 1

What was the Civil Rights Movement? What goals did the movement have? Was the movement successful in reaching these goals? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.? What was his background? How did he become involved in the Civil Rights Movement? What did King contribute to the movement?

Essay Topic 3

What was the Montgomery Bus Boycott? How did the boycott start? How did city officials react? Was the boycott successful?

Essay Topic 4

What obstacles and challenges did King and the movement face in achieving their goals? How did they handle these challenges? Would you have done anything differently? Give specific examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 5

Why were the FBI investigating King? How did the FBI investigate King? How did King feel about this? What effect did the investigation have on King and the movement?

Essay Topic 6

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