Argumentative Writing Task with a Short Research Component
Martin Luther King, Jr., in his final speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” discusses racial injustice and the issues surrounding the Memphis Sanitation Strike.
Write an argumentative essay whether or not specific strategies for change Dr. King recommends to his audience are effective. Incorporate historical events given the time period to support your reasoning and ideas. As part of your essay, argue whether the impact of Dr. King’s use of the metaphoric meaning “mountaintop” and “promise land” advanced his argument.
Try a new approach following a standard format for citation consulting a MLA or APA Style Manual. Be sure to use clear reasoning, include relevant and sufficient evidence, and organize your writing effectively and coherently while maintaining an effective style. You are expected to research two additional sources that provide information on historical events given the time period to use as support in your essay.
You may also want to consider the following:
Research the Memphis Sanitation Strike of 1968.
According to King, what are the challenges with the Civil Rights Movement?