Multicultural Literature and the Civil Rights Era

With Option B you have an opportunity for a creative writing exercise. This week you learned about the work of Luis Valdez and viewed a clip of the play, “A Raisin in the Sun.” Demonstrate how a play can be used as a tool of social reform, or carry a message related to social justice issues. If you choose this option you may want to use the Literary Reference Center Plus, or Literary Resource Center databases to research the general format and style applied in plays.

Select a theme and subject characteristic of Civil-Rights era multicultural literature.

Write a 2- to 3-page scripted scene that includes the following:

  • A list of the characters in the scene
  • Action and/or dialogue that demonstrates your knowledge of the themes and subjects of the Civil Rights era (you may set your play during that era or our own)

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.