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Transcript of Contemporary Literature
Movement Brown v.
Education Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Act of 1964 Ideas of
the age The American Dream Beatniks: a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop) Jack Kerouac Allen Ginsberg Literature
Drama Dramatists Arthur Miller
Lorraine Hansberry Civil Rights
Protest Literature questioned authority & tradition
delievered message of justice
examined race and quality
reflected African American experience
showed diverse viewpoints MLK Jr. Malcolm X A Mosaic
Votes current outpouring from writers
of various ethnicities
new appreciation for diversity
universal themes, yet rooted in culture Responses
to War John Hersey
Kurt Vonnegut modernist
style Answers 1. MLK
2. Six Million
4. Linda Parish
5. American Dream
6. Vietnam War
7. Tennessee Williams
8. Malcolm X and King
9. Civil Rights Act