militant aim activist led wounded knee uprising H u m a n i t i e s

militant aim activist led wounded knee uprising H u m a n i t i e s

Learning Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Danver, S. L. (Ed.). (2011). Revolts, protests, demonstrations, and rebellions in American history: An encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC.
Revolts, Protests, Demonstrations, and Rebellions in American History: An Encyclopedia, by Danver, S. Copyright 2010 by ABC-CLIO INC. Reprinted by permission of ABC-CLIO INC. via the Copyright Clearance Center.

”Civil Rights Movement (1953–1968)” (pp. 891–901)

”Antiwar Movement (1960s–1970s)” (pp. 925–935)

”Feminist Movement (1970s–1980s)” (pp. 1043–1051)

”Trail of Broken Treaties (1972)” (pp. 1067–1074)

Meili, D. (2012). Militant AIM activist led Wounded Knee uprising. Windspeaker, 30(9), 28.

This reflective piece offers a look at the life, challenges, controversies, and accomplishments of American Indian activist Russell Means.

Handman, G. (2006). Martin Luther King: Why I am opposed to the war in Vietnam, April 30, 1967, Riverside Church, New York [Transcript]. Retrieved from

Rosen, R. J. (2014). A glimpse into 1970s gay activism. The Atlantic. Retrieved from

C-SPAN (Producer). (2015, April 10). American History TV: Martin Luther: Meet the Press [Video file]. Retrieved from

C-SPAN (Producer). (2011, May 22). American History TV: Freedom Riders 50th anniversary reunion [Video file]. Retrieved from

C-SPAN (Producer). (2014, April 5). Book TV: The crusades of Cesar Chavez [Video file]. Retrieved from

C-SPAN (Producer). (2007, July 24). American History TV: Senator John Kerry oral history interview [Video file]. Retrieved from With these thoughts in mind:

Post back 2- to 3-paragraph assessment of what you consider to be the most effective social change campaign or movement during the period of 1945–1970s. Address the following in your posting:
Identify the movement and the timeframe in which it began.
What issue(s) prompted this movement?
Who led this social change effort? What quality(ies) did this individual or group bring to the movement that helped to galvanize supporters?
What key challenges did the movement face?
Why do you consider this movement the most effective social change campaign during the modern civil rights era?
What changes occurred (or are still occurring) because of this movement?

What is still left to accomplish?

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