Context for Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions: Race Relations in the Late 1960s-1970s
In this project, I analyzed how race relations in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s informed Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. Vonnegut's direct approach to the issue of racism, among many other controversies in this country, and his passion for the topic, allowed him to create a story that makes all the problems with America feel fresh and engaging. His ability to speak so bluntly about such controversial issues made Vonnegut one of the greatest authors in American history. I compiled many of his ideas and the context for them in a video slides presentation, and provided additional resources and examples to demonstrate his work. Many of the ideas in his work are still relevant today.