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OPTION 1: African-American activism since the Second World War has often been expressed through social movement organizations and groups which have taken a variety of approaches to advancing the causes of equality, equity, opportunity, and justice for black Americans. Choose three of the following groups, and compare and contrast their approaches.
1 a) The Black Panthers
2 b) SNCC
3 c) SCLC
4 d) CORE
5 e) Black Lives Matter
6 f) NAACP
OPTION 2: What key roles have black women played in African-American civil rights activism? What has given their role in the movement special urgency and importance, in contrast with the roles played by black men?
OPTION 3: Analyze the contributions of three African-American leaders — other than Martin Luther King, Jr., or Malcolm X — who died before 2016. What approaches would those leaders have advocated in confronting the rise in the visibility and assertion of white supremacists in recent years?