Part 3 of TeachRock's Segregation and Integration in Asbury Park collection, this lesson provides students with clips from the film Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock & Roll. Students will use documents in order to gain a deeper understanding of segregation in the Northern United States. Students also consider the role music has played in segregated Asbury Park. In Part 3, students discover the history of Asbury Park from 1970 to today. They then hear from contemporary activists on the current issues Asbury Park faces, and compare the issues to those articulated by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he gave a speech at Monmouth University. To conclude the collection, students discuss how the current issues affecting Asbury Park may be informed by the history of the city, and brainstorm ways to overcome these challenges with music and the performing arts.
ASBURY PARK FROM THE 1970S TO TODAY