Students will understand that…
• Within the context of slavery, defining oneself as an equal member of society constitutes an acts of resistance.
• Resistance can take different forms, including self-determination. (other forms – direct action, advocacy, education/intellectual leadership).
• The definition of freedom has changed (and continues to change) as a result of efforts by African Americans (and other oppressed groups) to determine their own futures and to resist inequality.
• One’s definition of effective resistance reflects one’s personal experience and political ideology/goals.
• What constitutes an act of resistance?
• What is freedom?
• Are some acts of resistance more effective than others?
• In what ways do our personal experiences shape our choices and actions?
• Why do some people become bystanders?