HST 202 CSU African Americans

The following assignment will be based on the Black Lives Matter Protests and how it has begun a change in America. 

This week you will submit a preliminary bibliography for your Portfolio Project that will include:

  • Identification and discussion of the protest movement you have selected for your project, including a 2-3 sentence overview of your argument.
  • A bibliography of at least six scholarly sources, including at least one peer-reviewed journal article. The majority of this bibliography should be history sources (instead of social science or media sources, for example). These sources should NOT include encyclopedias or biographies or the text book.
  • A discussion of how you located your sources for this bibliography.
  • A discussion of challenges or problems you have encountered in this project so far, and a discussion of how much work is left to be completed


This bibliography is for my final portfolio project. As a reference I have posted its requirements as well. 


Protest movements are as old as the American Revolution itself. Write a research paper about a protest movement that changed America between 1877 and today. Your paper should examine the protest movement thoroughly.

Be sure to consider:

The discontent that inspired the movement in the first place.

The main goals and objectives of the movement. 

Important individuals and leaders who were involved.

How those objectives were achieved or not achieved and the legacy of the movement itself.

The global connections of the protest movement. Were individuals inspired by world personalities or movements?

What can this protest movement tell us about American history and its people?

Some ideas you might consider are: the civil rights movements, the women’s movement, anti-war protests, LGBT or labor movements, anti-Wall Street protests, the Tea Party movement, the anti-Imperialist movement, suffragist movement, America First before the Second World War, etc. The paper might also be related more specifically to your field, or area of interest, as long you orient it from the U.S. history framework.

For the content of the paper you should:

Discuss and reference concepts taken from the course reading material and relevant research.

Include a title page, an introduction with a thesis statement, a body, a conclusion and a reference page.

Include a clear thesis statement about the protest (such as the nature of protest, society’s reaction to protest, outcomes of protest, etc.).

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