Merica: betwen dream and reality. Martin Luther King

Please complete the following paper to make it up to 2000 words. Complete the introduction if there is something missing so it makes sense. Please add 6 to 9 new sources. Thank you for your help. br /
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Your task is to select an image/brief text which signifies an aspect of American culture that interests you. This artefact must be agreed with the lecturer.br /
You will research this artefact, considering the following points:br /
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i · Exploration of its links to American identity (remember that this is a complex concept) and to American culture as a whole; consideration of its relation to the dream v reality issue. NB These are not three separateissues.br /
i · Changes in its meaning(s) through time and across different cultural groups within the USbr /
i · Comparison/contrast to your own culture a either the interpretation of this artefact in your own culture, or of a comparable artefact from your own culture. br /
In other words, I expect you to look in detail at the artefact youave chosen (close analysis) and to consider wider implications and significance in relation to the concepts weave studied. br /
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Your report will be a response to the question: a?What does this artefact tell us about American cultural identity and the American Dream?abr /
You should begin with a clear introduction, establishing a well-defined argument and outlining your main points in relation to the specific artefact youave chosen.br /
You will go on to use evidence from your research to develop and support your arguments and ideas.br /
You will conclude with a section comparing/contrasting your findings with an artefact from your own culture, or offering a a?readinga of your artefact from another cultural viewpoint.br /
You will attach copies of the relevant images and a complete Bibliography, using correct APA referencing throughout.br /
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The aim of this essay will be to describe the relation that Martin Luther King Jr. had to the American culture and explore the links to the American identity that was created due to all his efforts to include the African-American to the society and for them to not be seen as slaves anymore, but be equal as the Whites; and consider the relation between the dream he had and the reality. Many changes happened through time and across different cultural groups, he was able through his speeches and fights to create a new culture in the country. I will finally compare and contrast this culture that was developed to my personal culture. br /
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The picture chosen describes Martin Luther King Jr. during his famous speech a?I have a dreama?. The way he was acting during his speech reinforced what he was saying as he had a very strong posture. You can see from Martin Luther Kings body language that he was quiet and grounded as he conveyed his discourse. Despite the fact that you cant see his feet as hes talking, Id envision him to be intensely planted to the ground, with a strong carriage that says, Here I am. Im not moving. Right away, you come to me.No one from the 200 000 people that were at the Washington rally could have stopped his speech or made put him off track if they tried because of how strongly determined he was during it. Martin Luther King used powerful, evocative language to draw emotional connection to his audience, such as: (Reston, 1963) a?Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.a? (King, 1963) Or a?This sweltering summer of the Negroas legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.a?(King, 1963)br /
As a comparison to my own culture, I was able to live in different cities as well as different countries all around the world. During a part of my life I was located in the United States, in Florida. I was really able to compare my own culture to their culture, especially about racism and freedom of speech. In France, a lot of people are racist, and stay that way. Even companies, they often go on the news because they do no want to accept some people form certain countries that are either Arabs, or Africans. In Florida, this was the total opposite; I was able to see a different way of thinking. A lot of African-American were mixed up with the whites, and were at the equal level as them. But not only them, there are a lot of Latinos coming from countries such as Cuba, or South America. All of them have the same freedom as anybody else, which is something that I find exceptionally good. Of course there are still part of the State where people remain racists, but this is unfortunately something that we still find a lot all around the world. So I can definitely make a relation between the picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his famous speech a?I have a dreama? in which he was telling all the crowd in front of him how blacks should be equal as whites. But one thing he probably did not know, is that with everything he fought for, he did not only fought for the freedom of the a?Negrosa?, but he fought for the freedom of the Arabs and Asians as well in the United States. br /
The day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated; Robert F. Kennedy was campaigning for the presidency in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kennedy made this speech in remembrance of Dr. Kings tireless efforts. During his speech, Kennedy talked a lot about King as he had a strong relationship with him, and helped him throughout the years to fights against racism and helped him to create this new identity in the United States so the blacks would be recognized equal to the whites and have freedom. He started his speech by saying a?I have bad news for you, for all of our fellow citizens, and people who love peace all over the world, and that is that Martin Luther King was shot and killed tonight.a? (Kennedy, 1968 & Boomhower, 2008) These were the first few words he said to the audience that was waiting for his campaign speech for the Democratic presidential election upcoming in that year. The most important part of his four minutes and fifty seven second speech was when he publicly said that whites and black should be mixed up even if King was killed by a white man, it shouldnat stop them to unite all together a?In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, it is perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in. For those of you who are black a considering the evidence there evidently is that there were white people who were responsible a you can be filled with bitterness, with hatred, and a desire for revenge. We can move in that direction as a country, in great polarization a black people amongst black, white people amongst white, filled with hatred toward one another. Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand, and to comprehend, and replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand, compassion and love. a? (Kennedy, 1968 & Boomhower, 2008)a?br /
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Bennett, Lerone, Jr., What Manner of Man: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Chicago, Johnson, 1964.br /
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Boomhower, R. E. (2008). Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana primary. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.br /
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Reston, J. (1963). a?I Have a Dreama¦a: Peroration by Dr. King Sums Up a Day the Capital Will Remember,a? New York Times, (29 August 1963).br /
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King, Martin Luther, Jr., Strength to Love. New York, Harper & Row, 1963. Sixteen sermons and one essay entitled Pilgrimage to Nonviolence.”br /
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King, Martin Luther, Jr., Stride toward Freedom: The Montgome