Speech analysis activity on Thurgood Marshall's "Equity Speech" at Howard Law School, delivered November 18, 1978. The address made national news because of Marshall's remarks regarding whether or not black Americans have achieved equality. Unlike earlier speeches, where Marshall stressed hard work and diligence, there are undertones of resignation to this speech, and warning against the "traps" that are still being laid for black Americans.” Students are given a generous excerpt of the speech, along with questions to help students analyze and understand the tone, message, and relevancy of the speech, delivered a little more than a decade after the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964.
Awesome companion for your To Kill a Mockingbird Unit, with any other relevant novel study or Civil Rights unit. Includes Answer Key.
Includes both PRINTABLE and DIGITAL VERSIONS for Distance Learning and In-Person Classrooms.