Ringgold In Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

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God Bless America, 1964 3A. Ringgold (Artist) was an African American influenced Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” and also by the multiple acts of President John F Kennedy and his Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson. This painting was painted one year after M.L.K. gave his speech which in my opinion had a huge impact on Ringgold work. J.F.K. and his V.P. also some influence over Ringgold because J.F.K. ordered federal protection for Freedom riders in1961 which in my opinion shows some hope for the USA; JFK is than assassinated in Dallas, Texas in Nov 22, 1963. Vice President LBJ Declares war on Poverty and then signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this act outlaws discrimination in public facilities which in my opinion is a huge step in the right direction. 3B. The star represent a sheriff’s badge because white prejudice against African Americans was enforced by the legal system. In my opinion Ringgold is trying to let people be aware of what is happening in her nation without being imprisoned and a painting representing the legal system (the star in the painting) was the best way to do so and get away with it. The stripes represent a jail cell and how white people are racist and are imprisoned in their own bigotry. The strips start off as red and blue from the left and end with black and blue strips, in my opinion the red and blue strips represents someone who is patriotic and the black and blue represent someone who is racist and combining all those colors
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