Bloody Sunday

There are 7 sentences which are the summery of each paragraph. match the summeries and the paragraphs.

A  the request of the young leader from the protestant for a non-violent demonstration

B  the date of Bloody Sunday

C  how people showed their fury on Monday and Tuesday

D  the government bowed to the people’s request

E  how sever and cruel was the army’s combat

a group of black people spoke out against injusticeG

 

Question No. /

On Sunday, March 7, 1965 over 500 people started a planned march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. It began as a peaceful demonstration. Suddenly, things changed.When state troopers met the demonstrators at the edge of the city, that day became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

The 1960’s was a time of great unrest in our country, especially in the southern United States. The civil rights era mobilized many to be a voice for justice and equality for all people, no matter what their skin color. Many Black Americans faced barriers that either prevented or made it difficult for them to register to vote. In Selma, Black Americans made up almost half the population, but only two percent were registered voters. The demonstrators marched to demand fairness in voter registration.

John Lewis was a key organizer of the march. The 25 year old son of a sharecropper was the leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. This group was dedicated to ending segregation and registering black voters. Civil rights groups such as Lewis’s practiced nonviolence. He and other leaders asked the demonstrators to not fight back against anyone who committed violence against them during the peaceful protest.

What did the marchers do when the heavily armed state troopers confronted them? They paused for a moment, and then kept walking. The sheriff warned the people they had two minutes to break up the march. The deputies did not wait. They attacked sooner. The marchers were tear-gassed, spat on and clubbed. They were whipped, trampled by horses and jeered by others for demanding the right to register to vote. Television and newspapers carried pictures of the event that became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

The images sickened and outraged people throughout the country. Within 48 hours, demonstrations in support of the marchers were held in 80 cities. Many of the nation’s religious leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., flew to Selma. King helped finish what Lewis had begun. He led a peaceful march from Selma to Montgomery.

Congress responded to these events by enacting the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Act states that no person shall be denied the right to vote because of race or color.John Lewis went on to serve as Director of the Voter Education Project (VEP), a program that added nearly four million voters to the voter rolls. Today he is a U.S. Congressman.

 

Word Meaning Example

unrest(noun)

a political situation in which people protest or behave violently

There isgrowing unrestthroughout the country.

barrier (noun)

a rule, problem etc that prevents people from doing something, or limits what they can do

He advocated the removal of trade barriers.

dedicated(adjective)

someone who is dedicated works very hard at what they do because they care a lot about it

a dedicated and thoughtful teacherShe is a dedicated socialist.

segregation(noun)

when people of different races, or religions are kept apart so that they live, work, or study separately

the segregation of men and women.

confront (verb)

to deal with something very difficult or unpleasant in a brave and determined way

We try to help peopleconfronttheirproblems.

deputy(noun)

someone who is directly below another person in rank, and who is officially in charge when that person is not there

the Deputy Secretary of State

spit(verb)

to force a small amount of saliva (=the liquid in your mouth) out of your mouth

Nick rolled down his window and spa.

club(verb)

to hit someone hard with a heavy object

baby seals beingclubbed to death.

whip(verb)

to hit someone or something with a whip

He whipped the horse into a canter.

trample (verb)

to step heavily on something, so that you crush it with your feet

There was a small fence to stop people trampling on the flowers.

Outrage (noun)

a feeling of great anger and shock

The response to the jury’s verdict was one of outrage.

 

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ماژیک فسفری

با استفاده از ماژیک فسفری می توانید کلمات و بخش های مهم را برای خود علامت گذاری نمایید و هنگام پاسخ به آزمون از آنها استفاده کنید. برای از بین بردن بخش های رنگی دوباره روی آن کلیک نمایید.

دفترچه یادداشت

هر تعدادی که دوست دارید دفترچه یادداشت ایجاد کنید و نکات مهم را در آن بنویسید.
برای استفاده از دفترچه یادداشت بر روی قسمتی از درس یا آزمون که می خواهید در آنجا نکته ی مهمی را قرار دهید کلیک نمایید.سپس در آن قسمت یک دفترچه یادداشت جدید ایجاد میشود و با کلیک بر روی آن می توانید بازش کنید و نکته های مهم را بنویسید.