Like the Slave Quarters assessment, this item requires students to consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of a document as historical evidence. Students with a sophisticated understanding of how to source a document will be able to explain that the interview is potentially useful because Cleaver was deeply involved in the events in Nashville and likely had access to reliable information about what happened. However, for Question 2, they will also observe that the interview was conducted decades after the riot and that Cleaver was not present during it. They will then explain how these facts limit its usefulness as evidence of how the riot began.
Nashville Riot Assessment
Nashville Riot Rubric
Video of Cleaver Interview - Library of Congress