Sample Assignment and Reading: the Albany Case Study

Each assignment in the Vanderbilt course is a case study.  In some instances we write an entire case study based on our research; in others we introduce the case and then include excerpts from articles, books and other media.  The first case we use is from a crucial moment early in the Civil Rights movement, when a young Martin Luther King, Jr. and fellow leaders had to assess a serious failure in Albany, Georgia and decide what to do next.  Here is a class assignment and reading based on this case. This version of the assignment is shorter and less participatory than the one we will use in 2016, but illustrates our use of the strategic advocacy framework in the case.

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