Port Huron Statement
A brief analysis of this student manifesto, written in 1962.
# 67565 | 750 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Jul 11, 2006 in Education (Higher) , Political Science (Lobbyists and Pressure Groups) , English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , Education (Social Issues)
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The "Port Huron Statement" is a manifesto written by group of some forty-seven students who gathered in Huron, Michigan on June 11, 1962. The paper explains how the students spent four days brainstorming ideas before completing the sixty-four page document which provided a vision for America, one of seemingly Utopian ideals. This paper presents a brief analysis of the statement and looks at American society at the time that it was written.
From the Paper:"The Port Huron Statement was drafted at a time in American history when segregation was still embedded in the South, and many Americans were denied basic dignity and felt helpless to act (Flacks pp). Young males could be drafted into the military, yet could not vote for political candidates in national or local elections, and women were viewed as second class citizens in every arena of society (Flacks pp)."
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