We read two speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr. – “Sermon at Temple Israel of Hollywood” and “Beyond Vietnam.” How do those two speeches relate to what is going on in the United States in 2021?
We read two speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr. – “Sermon at Temple Israel of Hollywood” and “Beyond Vietnam.” How do those two speeches relate to what is going on in the United States in 2021? Does Cornel West also speak to these issues? In other words, how do ethical considerations emanating from the movement for civil rights from the 1960s to the present time speak to other aspects of ethical human behavior, both individually and governmentally in the United States? Do you think it is just/wise/impractical/unworthy to extend the push for African American equality to other realms of society? What can be gained by keeping either a narrow focus or a broader one when it comes to the black civil rights movement?
The essay portion must be 4-5 pages in length, double-spaced, numbered, include 1-inch margins, using 12-point Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman font. Your essay must conclude with a list of sources. The citation style may be either Chicago, APA, or MLA. The selected citations must be appropriate to the exam topic and the citations must support the assertions made in your essay.
Remember that all brief citations IN your essay need to appear fully at the END in a page of references. Your essay will include three main parts—the Thesis/Introduction, Argument/Evidence, and Conclusion.
The Introduction section should clearly state the thesis within the first 1-2 paragraphs. The thesis must be relevant and appropriate to the argument and demonstrate an accurate and complete understanding of the question. The introductory paragraphs also tell the reader what time period you are addressing and why the topic is important. The Argument section (3-4 pages) should be based upon pertinent details from the course materials, but you may also use outside academic texts. Do not use encyclopedias. This section of the paper must provide relevant historical evidence to support the thesis. It should maintain focus and avoid sidetracking. It should present your answer to the essay prompt clearly and concisely in an organized manner.
The Conclusion section of the paper should be the last 1-2 paragraphs. It should briefly restate the thesis and summarize the main points of the argument. It should also demonstrate insight and understanding regarding the question asked.