Category: Slave Lit

English 3 Assignment – Slave Reparations

“I didn’t know I was a slave until I found out I couldn’t do the things I wanted.”
Frederick Douglass

This is from page 5 of your packet:

PART 1:  Here is the link to the notes.  These will provide background information then the articles below will go into more detail:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Qq_rvt5RqHUDoAYzR4vdZjiM-JdtNx6R (PowerPoint)

or https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WxJQGnAkRRdwRsJ-l-KP2oJrdhGYBiEAcYtj66MzbQo (Google Slides)

PART 2:  Here are the links to the articles.  The first link is to a discussion vein from 2014.  The second link is to a discussion vein from 2015.  Both come from the New York Times website titled “Room for Debate” where contemporary issues are discussed by experts in the field.

2014: https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/06/08/are-reparations-due-to-african-americans

2015: https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/10/08/are-transatlantic-slave-trade-reparations-due

PART 3: Outline.  Make sure you develop your claims that support your position as to whether or not slave reparations should be issued.  Your claims will then be supported with evidence from the various articles you just read.  KEEP THIS!  It will come in handy later on!