Timecapsule Essay

1594 words - 7 pages

Time Capsule
Latanya Gonzalez
Kaplan University
SS310-14

Time Capsule
The year is 2325 and being the prominent archeologist I have become, I have been summoned to a dig site where a time capsule from the 1960’s has been discovered. After carefully unearthing this delicate finding, my colleagues and I discover five significant things from the 1960’s. First brought out is an antiwar sign, obviously hand made. Second from the capsule is a portrait of our 35th President, President John F. Kennedy. Third is the Woman’s Movement of the 1960’s. Fourth is a portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. The final, fifth item to be brought from the time capsule, is the Civil Rights Movement. Each ...view middle of the document...

These songs were often heard and sang during many war protests and demonstrations. For individuals today who know of the Vietnam war and were against it in any way will know how significant this hand held sign was. With the handheld protest sign showing signs of wear and tear, it is obvious this anti-war sign has been present during a lot of emotional and important protests.
The second item, which is a very large portrait of the United States 35th President, John F. Kennedy, brings the crowd to a hush when brought out. The portrait is of Kennedy standing at a podium delivering one of his many speeches to the American people. This portrait has an unspoken meaning to everyone laying eyes on it. John F. Kennedy was America’s most loved President in many people’s eyes. His efforts and promises to bring change to the United States made him a much respected President of the 1960’s. His presidency at the time of the Cold War has been documented in America’s history book and history classes. President Kennedy also started the project to send the first man to the moon. Although his death did not let him see it happen, he was an important part. President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. His very public assassination brought our country to its knees, so to speak. The emotional hours, days, and weeks after Kennedy’s death is forever embedded in our Nation’s history. Much speculation surrounded his assassination and it still does today. Many conspiracy theories developed due to the many opinions of who, why and how President Kennedy was killed. Today, our 35th President of the United States continues to be celebrated and recognized.
The Woman’s Movement of the 1960’s was the third item from the time capsule. The Women’s Movement in the 1960’s is often referred to as “The decade of change for women”. This movement brought forth changes for women in the workforce and in domestic capacities. Equal pay in the workforce and awareness and intolerance of sexual harassment were a few important changes brought on by the Women’s Movement of the 1960’s. Many issues were brought attention to in this movement that were monumental and brought changes to laws. These changes brought on more unity and empowerment for women of the times. This unity and empowerment continues today, stronger and more organized than ever before. The young women of today are in a better situation with today’s society due to the Woman’s Movement of the 1960’s.
The fourth item in the time capsule is a portrait of the late Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the most significant symbol of the Civil Rights Movement. He set forth the tone, focus and mission of the Movement. He led the black community in a peaceful mission to gain equal rights in America. His speeches and organized marches gained recognition and support from both the white and black community. His assassination in 1968 was a terrible shock to all of America. His was another...

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