January 29, 2020

Guided Primary Source Analysis: I won’t stand for segregation

Woman Fingerprinted

Complete a primary source analysis of this image using the Library’s primary source analysis tool. Then click the image above to see if the information found in the curator’s note answers any of your questions.

Find out more about the woman in this image by investigating this related primary source set. Were you able to find answers to any of your analysis questions? Which ones? Describe what else you learned.

Can you find a discrepancy between this primary source document (be sure to look at both pages) and the lyrics to a 1989 song by the Neville Brothers? What is it? Next, compare and contrast the woman in this image to the woman representing her in this Neville Brothers music video (YouTube). Do you think they did a good job casting? Why or why not? Finally, create a new verse for “Sister Rosa” and share your lyrics.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!

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