T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍he three lectures I posted about the Civil Rights Movement


T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍he three lectures I posted about the Civil Rights Movement emphasize the length of the movement as well as its breadth, extending from the Black freedom struggle to Latinx, Asian American and LGBTQ+ movements for equality. One of the main themes of George Takei’s “They Called Us Enemy” is the limits of his citizenship as a Japanese American during World War II and his subsequent efforts to push this nation to extend the rights articulated in its founding documents to all of its citizens. In this essay, you should explain how Takei’s interment experience shapes his identity, his activism as well as his career. Please provide specific examples from the book to support your claims and cit‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍e your examples using internal citations (Takei, xx). You should discuss Takei’s efforts to understand the reasons for his family’s imprisonment during World War II in his teens and twenties as well as his efforts to put his belief in equality for all into practice in subsequent years. As you write, situate your analysis of his efforts in the context of our civil rights lectures, thinking in particular about strategies for social changes. Your essay should be two to three pages in length, double-spaced with 1 inch margins and 12 point font. All essays should be clearly written and well-organized. Proofread your essay carefully. I will deduct points for typographic, grammatical, and spellin‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍g errors.