1. Why were the specific freedoms granted by the three Reconstruction Amendments especially significant? What protections against discrimination do they not cover? (Hint: think about what grants citizens positions of power/success in this country.)
  2. What are several examples of how these freedoms were subverted in the Jim Crow system in the South?
  3. How did African Americans respond to and resist these oppressions?
  4. What is the significance of confronting this historical narrative today–BOTH oppressive measures and resistance measures?