In this poem, the speaker explores the relationship between her Christian beliefs and her enslavement. She reminds her readers of the Christian belief that anyone, regardless of their race, can follow Christianity and be saved.
This excerpt from Barracoon, which provides a first-person account from the last living man transported from Africa to America as an enslaved person. The excerpt shows Zora Neal Hurston arriving at Cudjo Lewis’ house to speak with him about his past in only the way he can.
This speech, delivered by then-President Bill Clinton, recognized and apologized for the study conducted by the United States government on more than 500 unknowing African-American soldiers at Tuskegee for untreated syphilis.
In this specific passage, which comes from the book’s first chapter, Douglass describes his enslavers. The passage focuses on Douglass’s memory of his first encounter with the brutality of his enslavers.
Thinking notes are text annotations (highlights, underlines or symbols made on the text or in the margins) that document student thinking during reading. Depending on how you structure the task, these notes can indicate agreement, objection, confusion or other relevant reactions to the text.
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