Your presentation is very informative in relation to how you provide detailed analysis on the American society, its relations with other nations like Cuba and Vietnam, and key ideas that have gone on to shape the American culture. I am particularly interested in the comparative analysis of key ideas of MLK, Jr. and the Black Panther Party. Your analysis points out that they both wanted to have equal rights and justice for the black community. While I agree with this position, it is important to note that their ideas were by far more than a drive to have fairness for the black community. These pioneers of justice wanted fairness and justice for black people. They were focused on ensuring that their communities could move from being victims to becoming truly a part of the American society despite being a minority. In this, I pose the question “do you think recent academic has focused more on the ideas of MLK, Jr. and the Black Panther Party on the basis of black rights to forget their role in fighting for equal rights?”
Indeed, the 60s in America were a period of protests and reforms. The period had so much going on and you elaborately narrow these developments down to include the rise of Cold War politics, the Cuban Missile Crisis, assassinations of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Specifically, your position on the 60s and 70s as being unravelling is refreshing. Women, African Americans, Native Americans, gays, and many other organizations continued demanding their rights of equality. I feel that it is important to add that the same period saw governments being truly focused on listening to its people. Do you think that the activities of the 60s and 70s in America shaped the way the government operates today?