Your job for this assignment is to put everything you have learned into modern perspective. As a student, you are tasked with writing a two-page letter to the editor of a newspaper stating that either nothing has changed for blacks in America since 1919, or that African Americans have progressed in the century between now and 1919. While this is less scholarly than the other assignments, I still expect you to use what you have learned and to take this creative writing assignment seriously. See syllabus for essay requirements. The only difference here is that the first line should say dear editor, and your name should not appear until the end of the paper. Be sure to use your real name for grading purposes. Guidelines for Writing Essays In this course you will often write two-page Essays about the topics of study. In writing your essays, you must follow these instructions: 1. Essays should each be two full typewritten pages in length. Please use a simple, clean font such as Times New Roman or Palatino. Use 1 inch margins on all sides. Do not use a large font that takes up space. Times New Roman, size 12 is standard. It should be double-spaced. 2. Essays are to be written following the rules of correct grammar and spelling, both of which will be taken into consideration in the evaluation of the essay. Be sure to proofread your essays as grammar and spell checks typically do not catch words used in incorrect contexts. 3. Essays must be original and analytical and must be careful to include well-thought-out responses to the questions posed in the assignment. 4. You must give specific examples from the secondary and/or primary sources used in the development of the paper and must cite these sources following the MLA style, the University of Chicago Press′s Chicago Manual of Style or Kate L. Turabian′s A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. A minimum of three sources are required. Refer to the online resources Guide to the MLA Style or Turabian and Chicago Styles Citations. Your instructor will specify the preferred style. You should use footnotes or endnotes and provide a full bibliography at the end of your paper. 5. If you use direct quotations, you must not only cite your source, but must also use quotation marks. Example: Columbus explains that the weapons of the natives he encountered in the islands of the Caribbean were unsophisticated, and that their javelin, a much-used weapon, was ″no more than sticks″ joined together.