Photojournalist for a Day
Almost 50 years ago, Martin Luther King had a dream, “that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” (King, 1963). This same philosophy of integration and equality is not only applicable to race in society, but to all groups of people who had been previously treated unfairly. Indeed, the 1960s is an era characterized by the struggle for civil rights of elders, women, members of the GLBT community, persons with disabilities, and wage earners. All of your communities today are forever changed due to these groups’ struggles.
In this Assignment, you are going to become photojournalists. Go into your community with a camera and gather evidence to create a Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation of progress (or lack of progress, if you wish) made toward the achievement of civil rights of these and other groups in society. Think about change in your community that is a result of a change in the rights now accorded to more and more diverse groups. Look at businesses, place names, neighborhoods, public facilities, parks, monuments, and other aspects of the built environment.
Please read and follow the photojournalist protocol found in the DocSharing area before doing this Assignment.
Be sure to include and fulfill the following objectives in your presentation.
Your presentation makes a definitive statement about the social progress (or lack of social progress) that has been made in your community since the Civil Rights Movements of the 1960s.
The photos are your own original work. The quality of your photos will not be assessed.
Each slide supports or refutes the thesis that progress has been made in the community since the civil rights era of the 1960s. Please use El paso Tx as the community in which the pictures and the place in which this slide show will be based upon rather its about progress or lack of progress.