1. Describe two (2) examples of how either black slaves or white abolitionists used literature or the visual arts as a form of protest against slavery. Briefly, compare this to a modern example of art used for social protest.
2.From the first e-Activity, identify two (2) major issues between the juror’s personal perception of the moral guilt of the defendant and her understanding of the legal issues in the case. Describe key strategies that a judge would utilize in order to reconcile the discrepancy in perception of the George Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence. Provide a rationale for your response
3.From the second e-Activity, discuss whether or not you believe Attorney General Eric Holder should have challenged the voting laws in the state of Texas enacted after the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. Analyze at least two (2) key issues related to Texas’s new voting laws that the Attorney General highlighted. Provide examples of rights covered by the Voting Rights Act to support your rationale. Describe at least three (3) effects that the proposed regulation of voting laws in Texas could have on the next presidential election. Justify your response
question 1 —American Dilemma–Slavery – The Art & Literature of Protest
- Chapter 29 (pp. 962-976); slavery, literature, and art
- Haven’s article on Goodman’s scholarship on art protesting slavery before the Civil War at http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/february18/artists-slavery-protests-021809.html
- Art and Slavery article at http://www.realhistories.org.uk/articles/archive/the-art-of-slavery.html
question 2— Watch the video, “Legal vs. Moral Guilt: Frustrations Highlighted by Juror B29”(2m 00s).
question 3—Watch the video, “Holder takes on Texas over voting laws after court ruling”(2m 58s).