HIS135 Week 4 Assignment: 1960's Diary Entries

HIS135 Week 4 Assignment: 1960's Diary Entries

Complete both of the following journal entries:
Create one diary entry of 350- to 700-words from the perspective of one of the following 1960s personas:
• Student at the University of Mississippi when James Meredith tried to enroll
• Witness to the assassination of Malcolm X
• Protestor at the Lincoln Memorial who hears King give his
“I Have a Dream” speech
• A freedom rider on a bus headed to New Orleans in 1961
• Store owner and witness to the Watts riots in LA
• African American participant in one of the Selma marches in 1965
• An African American supporter and political organizer for Robert Kennedy in 1968
Create a second diary entry of 350-to 700-words from the perspective of one of the following 1960s personas:
• An nurse serving in Vietnam
• A draft dodger who goes to Canada during Vietnam
• A witness to the Kent State protests and subsequent shootings (1970)
• An American soldier fighting during the Tet Offensive
• An American bomber who bombed Cambodia or Laos
• An Vietnamese citizen supportive of the Americans during the Fall of Saigon
• American soldier leaving Vietnam during the Fall of Saigon
Consider the social, economic, and political forces at work. For example, if you choose to be a witness to the assassination of Malcolm X, you would also mention his contributions to the Civil Rights movement, a description of the organization behind the shooting, and the effect his death had on America in the 1960s.
Ensure that your journal entries align with facts and that all facts are supported by proper citations.
Format your journal entries according to APA guidelines.
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