Compare & Contrast Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

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1963: President Kennedy is assassinated, plunging all Americans into mourning.

1970s: President Nixon resigns after being implicated in the Watergate scandal.

Today: President Clinton is impeached, becoming the butt of jokes because of his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

1963: Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated and his assailant brags about the murder before being acquitted by an all-white jury.

1970s: Americans of all colors are inspired by the television miniseries Roots.

Today: Byron de la Beckwith, the murderer of Medgar Evers, is sentenced to life in prison by a mixed-race jury.

1963: Many schools are still racially segregated by law.

1970s: Because of "white flight" to the suburbs, many schools become resegregated.

Today: Some Blacks begin to question the value of integration and instead work to strengthen all-Black institutions

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