Pick a Statement: Civil Rights

Of the four statements listed below, select the one that you most agree with and write a short response defending your position.  It is suggested that you look over the materials posted on the Moodle page prior to writing your response.

1.  Without African American involvement in World War II, the Civil Rights Movement would have lost its most important foundational element.

2.  Television was the single most important factor in promoting the Civil Rights Movement.

3.  The Cold War compelled Americans to confront their own views on race.

4.  While no single event or factor propelled the Civil Rights Movement on to the national stage, World War II, television, and the Cold War together gave the movement unprecedented momentum.