MARGARET SANGER ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS OVERVIEW
You will write a response of 500-750 words. In the Response, you will assess Margaret Sanger’s
legacy. Many celebrate Margaret Sanger as an advocate for women’s rights and birth control;
Sanger founded the Birth Control League, which later became Planned Parenthood. She currently holds a space in the “Struggle for Justice” exhibit at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, which is dedicated to those of the past who were “champions of justice.”
Using the provided sources in Canvas, research Margaret Sanger’s ideas about religion, race, and eugenics, and evaluate Sanger’s impact on the African American experience, Christianity in
America, and her lasting legacy on American History.
Part I: A Brief Summary of the Sources Provided
Identify the author and arguments of the sources provided.
Provide a brief summary, condensing the content of the sources by highlighting the main
Use 1-2 short quotations from the material to support your synthesis.
Keep the summary objective and factual.
Part II: Your Reaction to the Work
Focus on responding to the prompt.
How are the related problems relevant to the overall class?
How is the work related to problems in our present-day world?
Do viewing the sources change your ideas on the topic?
Does using a Christian worldview change the way the sources are evaluated?
Proof-read your work. Avoid common spelling and grammar mistakes, and avoid passive
Make sure each major paragraph presents and develops a single main point.
Organize your material.
Cite paraphrased and quoted material.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.