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Chapter 8- Karma?

Douglass states, “At this moment, I saw more clearly than ever the brutalizing effects of slavery upon both slave and slave holder.” does doing harm to another harm the wrong doer as well? How are we affected when we choose … Continue reading

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Chapter 7- Lifting the veil

Douglass states, ” I would at times feel that learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing. It had given me a view of my wretched condition, without the remedy. It opened my eyes to the horrible … Continue reading

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Chapter 6- Power

According to Douglass and Mr. Auld, keeping slaves illiterate allowed the slave holders to keep them enslaved. Frederick Douglass once said, “There can be no freedom without education.” How would your life be different if you did not have education?

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Chapter 5- Prosperity

Douglass contrasted his childhood on Colonel Lloyd’s plantation with this arrival in Baltimore with the Auld’s. When good things happen to people is it because they deserve it or is it chance…or does luck play a role? Does God decide … Continue reading

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Who says students don’t read??

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The family that reads together…..

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Demby

Chapter 4: How does dehumanization render a person powerless?

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The slaves vs. the horses

Chapter 3: Colonel Lloyd’s treatment of his horses compared to his slaves was ironic to say the least. What are the effects of some people having great riches, while other live in extreme poverty?

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Song of slaves

Chapter 2: Douglass suggests that the slaves sing out of sorrow rather than out of joy. What tools do human beings use to transcend difficulties? When you have difficulties, what things do you do to overcome them?

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Family History

Chapter 1- How important is family history in shaping a person’s identity? How does your family history effect your identity.

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