Time Capsule Unearthed: the 1960's Revisited Essay

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Time Capsule Unearthed: The 1960's Revisited Michelle Houle Kaplan University SS310 - Sociology Final Project Time Capsule Unearthed: The 1960's Revisited A poster with a large peace symbol on it (Rigby, A. (1998). A peace symbol's origins. Peace Review, 10(3), 475., ) The peace symbol was a very prominent part of the 1960’s since the era was filled with remembrance of the past wars merging with the new rawness of the Vietnam War. The symbol was designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom, . When the war started in 1954 no one thought it would go on as long as it had. During the 1960’s the war hit high gear and the government started or restarted the draft for the service. It was during this time the peace symbol came into play with…show more content…
Malcolm X on the other hand wanted blacks to have more power than they did, he did not care about equal rights as much as he wanted the black community to rise up into the powerful positions that whites currently had at the time. Malcolm’s approach to achieving his goals were not quite as peaceful as MLK Jr. Malcolm X thought, along with others, that were members of the NOI that the white man were keeping the African Americans, down by not letting them enjoy the same rights as the whites. Malcolm “encouraged” his followers to rise above the oppression of the white world in any way they could in order to gain what he felt they deserved. A newspaper from November 1963 (John F Kennedy Library,) Next we found a newspaper article from 1963 depicting the assassination of a beloved president. President Kennedy was in Texas travel with his wife campaigning for his re-election, which most people were confident he would win. While driving down the road in Dallas near the book depository a shot was fired at the president’s motorcade, sadly it struck the president in the head. His wife was seated next to him, tragically he did not make it, and President Johnson was sworn in as President. One of his first acts as president was to create a committee to investigate JFK’s assassination. One of the major things that President Kennedy was known for was pushing the desegregation of black and white communities opening

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