Lesson Plan Six: Non-violence No MOre


Bonnie Gordon, Jean Tussey

Bonnie Gordon interview tape 1 and 2.mp3

Gordon discusses black power, internal fight with SWP, white membership in CORE, Socialist background, Civil Rights Background, Freedom Fighters,…

Review Bonnie Gordon's interview and her discussion from approximately 49 minutes through 67 minutes. Think about her perspective on nonviolence as a philosophy and tactic as a white CORE member.  Share your thoughts about nonviolence in a journal summary or in small groups.

  1. Do you agree or disagree with Bonnie Gordon's perspective?
  2. Why do you think she supports Malcolm X?
  3. Why do you think civil rights activists move away from supporting nonviolence as a tactic?