To answer this assessment correctly, students must identify the event depicted in an iconic historical photograph and clearly explain why the event is historically significant. For the first question, successful students will identify this as a sit-in protest organized by four students from North Carolina A&T at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. For Question 2, successful students might elaborate on one or more of the following:
- The protest gained national attention and inspired a wave of similar protests around the country.
- It provided a model for protesting segregation laws, and these methods were used by other groups to successfully challenge segregation laws and policies elsewhere in the South.
- It was a catalyst for the formation and rapid rise of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Student clearly and specifically identifies the event depicted in the photograph.
Student clearly and specifically explains why the event was historically significant.
Student provides correct information related to the event but does not clearly identify the significant event.
Student correctly elaborates on the event but does not clearly explain why the event is historically significant.
Student does not correctly identify the event.
Student does not provide a correct or relevant explanation for why the event was historically significant.