Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Cyber Assignment for Anne Reeb due 2/11
Planning Sheet recap
What is the topic of your paper?
Who is your audience?
What is your purpose?
What question do you want you essay to answer?
What will be your main writing strategy?
Major point 1
Major point 2
and so on...
We are going to the library Wednesday, February 13, 1:30 to 3 p.m. We will meet in the classroom first.
English 201 B
Thesis: What Anne Reeb life was like.
Major Point 1: How she watched the people turn her father into a hero because was white. He was considered a hero because the way he treated the black people.
Major Point 2: how her father was a civil rights movement. He helped get black people their rights. After her father’s death people wanted to talk about him but it was too painful for her.
Conclusion the way she describes her father’s legacy.
Anne Reeb is the daughter of Reverend James Reeb. He is a key player in the civil rights movement. She watched her father turn into a hero in many ways, but he could care less. The death of her father was mourned for a long time because he was white. A week earlier a black activist was killed and the world didn’t even care. Her father didn’t want to be viewed as a hero.
Most people are always asking her tell them a story about her father. She ignores people who viewed her father as a hero. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. issued the rights for black people to vote, which was a huge part of our U.S. history. Her father was a hard working man. One of his jobs was to help black people get better housing in their community. Reeb was born into privilege due to the color of his skin. Ever since he was in high school he volunteered to help the black community out.
Her father moved them to a black neighborhood where he took a job near the people he was helping. The job he just took pays a lot less due to the neighborhood he was in.
In conclusion, she views her father as a good man. When her father first went on T.V. she described him like President Johnson, because they had the same style. He was the kind of man that loved to make a difference in the world rather than just sit their and do nothing.
Anne Reeb is the daughter of James Reeb. James is a very famous white man who helped black people. James Reeb was murdered when he was at Selma. “Then one of the Selma men took a club and hit Reeb behind the left ear. He crumpled to the ground (pg.221).” After James death, he left behind his wife and four children. One of James daughter name Anne Reeb doesn’t care much about her father’s death or neither is sad over it, because James died when Anne was still a little kid. As if James Reeb a stranger to her. “When she discovered how her father died, Angela says she didn’t experience any anger or deep sadness. She couldn’t miss someone she never knew (pg.216).” It tells me that James Reeb is not important to Anne’s life nor affects her at all.
In class, her teacher would talk about James Reeb, and Anne seems so ashamed and quiet of her father. Anne wouldn’t want to raise her hand and talk about her dad. “She remembers reading about her father in high school history class. But she would never say a word about who she was. She didn’t want the attention (pg.216).” Although Anne knew her father did many things to help black people, she won’t consider her dad as a hero. “She won’t call her father a hero (pg.217).”
I personally really dislike Anne, because I feel that no matter how young I’ am when my father death is or never ever seen my father before he will always be in my heart, and of course I will never be ashamed of my father, especially James did a good role model for many people. “His death was so galvanizing to the Selma movement that a mural of his image still hangs in the town today (pg.219).” It certainly tells me that he’s a hero.
English 201 (10-12)
Anne Reeb is a daughter of James Reeb , “one of the movement’s most honored martyrs. She does not like when the people call him a hero because he was white. She says:” My father would not like to say that he was a hero, because Jimmie Lee Jackson was a hero.”(page217) Anne did not like that her father death was so loud, but week before, when Jimmie Lee- a black man was killed no one talked about it. Reeb was a good looking white man and that’s why his death touched Ameatricans so deeply.
Anne’s father gave up his job and he moved all family into a black neighborhood, where he could be close to people he was helping. His job was to help black people get better housing in their community. During the same time Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. issued the rights for black people to vote. Revenant Reeb accepted King’s place for clergy to come to Selma. Reeb’s wife did not want him to go.
Here conflict starts Anne loved her father but she was not suffering when she heard about his death. He was doing something instead stay home and do nothing. She also does not remember him as well as she should because he never was around. He has not had time for his own family. Anne says about her brother: “He was angry at God for taking his father away” (page 223). In my opinion, being a hero costs to sacrifice something. Revenant Reeb sacrifice his own family to help black community.
In conclusion I would like to say was a hero however his daughter did not thought so. He did so much to help black people find better places to live. It would be better if there was no silence when great black people die.
Anne Reeb is the daughter of Reverend James Reeb, a man who was murdered in Selma in 1965. There are many people that think of Reverend James Reeb as a hero, but not his daughter Anne. It upsets her that her father’s death captured so much attention just because he was white. Reverend James Reeb was murdered during the Civil Rights Movement and Anne was just 5 years old so she doesn’t remember much about her father. Just like Anne’s father was murdered there were also many other fathers that were killed. Anne can relate to Angela Lewis whose father; James Earl Chaney was also murdered during the same time her father was. Growing up without your father can be very difficult, but if you know your father was a good man and died for helping other people, that could be a good reason to feel proud of your father.
When Anne was told that her father had died, her mom just told her that his dad was hurt and wasn’t going back home. Anne “thought that someday he would return, [that] he was just hurt” (222). Then later on Anne found out how her father had died and she wasn’t mad with the people who had killed her father, but she was mad because her father wasn’t there to play with her. What also got Anne mad was that her father’s death had much attention, the United States President even called their house. What she didn’t like was the fact that there were other people getting killed and no one else in the country knew or talked about it because the ones being killed were black.
James Earl Chaney another Civil Rights worker who was also murdered left behind Angela Lewis, his daughter. Anne can relate to Angela because both their parents were killed. Angela never got to meet her father because she was born a week after he was murdered. Like Anne, she doesn’t hate the people who murdered her father, “she thinks somehow they will pay-in this life or the one to come” (216). Angela never really missed her father because she never got to know him; she realized what she missed when she saw her daughter playing with her dad. Maybe both Anne and Angela don’t think of their fathers as heroes, but as good men.
Initial Planning Sheet
1.What is the subject of your paper?
: How Anne Reeb, the daughter of Reverend James Reeb, thinks of his father’s death and handles it.
2.Why do you want to write about this subject?
: Although her father, Reverend James Reeb, murdered, Anne Reeb didn’t victimize her as a child of the Martyrs because she didn’t take this tragedy personally and did understand the weakness of people and forgive her father’s killer.
3.What audience will you write for?
: The people who have interest about the effect and consequences of the Movement.
4.What question do you want your research paper to answer?
: How has Anne Reeb seen her father and his death?
How did she handle her father’s death and didn’t personalize it?
5.What is the main writing strategy you think you will use?
Thesis: Although her father, Reverend James Reeb, murdered, Anne Reeb didn’t victimize her as a child of the Martyrs because she didn’t take this tragedy personally and did understand the weakness of people and forgive her father’s killer.
Major Point 1: How she has seen her father and his death.
Evidence1: She refused to call him a hero, and think him one of the Movement activists.
Evidence2: She didn’t want to put herself in the position of the daughter of the most honored martyr.
Major Point 2: How she handled her father’s death and didn’t personalize it.
Evidence1: She understood her father’s killer as another victim who trapped in a distorted history.
Evidence2: She understood the weakness of people and forgave killers
Conclusion: In her mind, her father was a person who wanted to make and live out a difference in the world (225). Instead of mourning her father’s death with bitterness, Anne Reeb considered other’s sorrow first and learned forgiveness. She “made a difference in the world” like her father.
In “Anne Reeb: Daughter of Reverend James Reeb”, I think Anne Reeb is the woman who inherited the true legacy of her father who had lived out for disfranchised people’s rights and was murdered during the Selma campaign in 1965. Although her father, Reverend James Reeb, murdered, Anne Reeb didn’t victimize her as a child of the Martyrs because she didn’t take this tragedy personally and did understand the weakness of people and forgive her father’s killer.
She has understood her father’s death in historical and rational point of view rather than personalized it. Even people made her father a hero since he was white activist, she refused to call him a hero because she thought her father one of the Movement activists, who, many times, were unnoticed and unaccounted but gave their lives for the Movement. Also, she didn’t want to put herself in the position of the daughter of the most honored martyr. Before counted her loss and hurt, she regretted hurts of black activist’s family who had ignored while her father transformed into a hero.
Like the Anne Reeb’s mention, “…killers were shaped by what they learned growing up and where they lived”(225), she understood her father’s killer as another victim who trapped in a distorted history. While many people in Selma still misunderstood her father’s work and death (224), she understood the weakness of people and forgave killers. Angela Lewis, daughter of James Earl Chaney, might share same idea about their father’s death with Reeb. “What happened to my dad was because of hate.... For me to live in hate would be to carry on the very thing that took him out of the world” (216).
In the first line of the essay, the author says, “Anne Reeb refuses to play the part that fate has assigned her”(217). She is living her life not the life fate has assigned her and she assures that’s what her father’s way to live. In her mind, her father was a person who wanted to make and live out a difference in the world (225). Instead of mourning her father’s death with bitterness, Reeb considered other’s sorrow first and learned forgiveness. She “made a difference in the world” like her father.
Planning Sheet Recap
1. What is the topic of your paper?
Anne Reeb, how can she handle her life after her father’s death.
2. Who is your audience?
Someone who wants to know how can handles their [activist’s family] life after activist’s death.
3. What is your purpose?
Anne wants to live her own way like her fater’s life, “To make difference in the world”.
4. What question do you want you essay to answer?
How can Anne get over her father’s death and how can she forgive her father’s killer.
5. What will be your main writing strategy?
Thesis: Anne Reeb wants to make difference in the world like her father.
Major point1: Anne Reeb doesn’t want to get privilege of her father’s death because of he was white.
Evidence: Anne won’t call her father a hero, also she really apologized to Jimmy Lee Jackson’s family who was a black activist was killed a week before Anne’s father died. He [Jimmy Lee Jackson] wasn’t recognized by people but her father’s death is universally mourned because he was white.
Major point2: Anne Reeb doesn’t want to justice for her father’s killer.
Evidence: Anne’s childhood was ruined after her father’s death but she wasn’t blamed her father’s killer.
Conclusion: Anne wants to live her father’s zeal which is “To make difference in the world”. So she is enthusiastic her own life.
Anne Reeb, who is daughter of reverend James Reeb, doesn’t want to get privilege of her father’s death for Selma campaign in 1965.because of he was white. She says, “My father would not like to say that he was a hero, because Jimmy Lee Jackson was a hero. Many other people, who were unnoticed and unaccounted for, gave their lives.” (217) Of course Anne was angry her childhood ruin by her father’s absence. However after that incident many people recognized her family even president Lyndon Johnson went on national TV to lament the James Reeb’s death. But she [Anne] won’t call her father’s hero. Because that time many people broke their heart by death for their family members like Jimmie Jackson’s death with out any recognition.
Anne Reeb wants to learn how to forgive her father’s killer. She said her father’s killers were shaped by what they learned growing up and where they lived. “You can rationalize everything as an adult. That’s how I was able to handle it. I didn’t personalize it.” (225) She and her mother had a chance to meet O’neal Hoggle who is one of the killer for her father but her mother denied. Ironically Hoggle runs a restaurant and a used car business near downtown Selma. Most of his customers are black. But Anne didn’t want to irritate for Hoggle. She just accepted what she has it after she met Jimmy Lee Jackson’s mother. Viola[Jackson’s mother] says “We have to learn how to forgive and go on.”(255)
. She believes her father was a good man who wanted to make difference in the world. She says, “He didn’t want to talk about it. He wanted to be out there doing it.”(225) Anne didn’t want to captured by past. She wants to live like her father to make difference in the world, so she lives her own way to live without heroism.
1What is the topic of your paper? How Reverend James Reeb daughter, Anne Reeb feels towards her father’s death.
2Who is your audience? People who are interested in how Anne Reeb feels about her father’s death
3What is your purpose? To give readers reasons to how she feels about her father’s death with examples from the text
4What question do you want your essay to answer? How has Anne Reeb felt about her father’s death?
5What will be your main writing strategy? Example from the text and description’s.
Major point 1: How apologetic Anne Reeb was to Jimmy Lee Jackson Family
Evidence: she apologized to the Jimmy Lee Jackson family for the fact that the media did not say anything about his death.
Major point 2: How her feeling towards her father’s killers
Evidence : Anne not being angry at her father’s killers.
Conclusion: Views on Anne Reeb
In ‘Anne Reeb the daughter of Reverend James Reeb’ James Reeb was murdered in Selma 1965, a march for black voting rights. President Johnson also came on television about James Reeb death, making him into a hero. His daughter Anne Reeb explained that ‘her father transformed into a hero for reasons he would have detested: her father’s death is universally mourned because he was black’ (217) She felt so strongly that she apologized to Jimmy Lee Jackson’s family who was killed a week before her father and had not received any kind of media attention at all. When she apologizes to his family she gives the reason of ‘my father would not like to say that he was a hero, because Jimmie Lee Jackson was a hero. Many other people, who were unnoticed and unaccounted for gave their lives’. (217) she shows real genuineness saying this as she feels so strongly that her father should not be looked upon as a hero, thought other people believed he is. Though Anna Reeb shows realness for Jimmy Lee Jackson family for his death not being noticed his family. Shirley Robinson a cousin of Jackson says ‘her family holds no bitterness towards Reeb’s family for the attention his death received’ (225)
When Anne found out her father’s murder she was five years old she explains that ‘I actually thought that someday he would return .I thought he was just hurt’. (222) She then describes that ‘she sometimes tried to convince herself that her father was still alive’ (223) This shows that she that her father’s death had a real impact on her as when she knew he was dead she would still imagine him alive. Because her father was killed when she was young you would expect her to hate her father’s killers instead ‘she wasn’t angry at her father’s killer. She was angry she didn’t have a father to play with’ (222) she shows more sorrow for his killers by explaining that ‘her father’s killers were shaped by what they learned growing up and where they lived’ (225) for her to not be angry at them shows how much of a forgiving person she is.
My view on Anne Reeb is that she’s very good at empathizing with the Jackson family, as she can understand how they must be feeling that he got no kind of media attention when he was killed especially as he was doing the same thing as her father; the only difference was that her father was white. Thought she does not view her dad as a hero maybe the real reason for her feeling like this maybe as the writer says is ‘her memories are so few, so fragment, and so painful’ (218) rather than her saying he’s a hero she would rather say he’s not because she never really got to know her father, what is extremely painful to her. When asked what she calls her father her response is ‘I would call him a good man’ (225) the same description used by President Johnson, also adding to the point of her not knowing her dad well enough.
The experiences between Anne Reeb and Angela Lewis are very much the same. Especially in the condition, the both are fatherless Childs, of very power, strong, and brave men. Fighting for a change in segregation for black community to be equal and treated fare.
Anne Reeb father Reverend James Reeb, was a white male. With a baby face (looks very young) from Casper, Wyoming. Who focus on change for poor blacks? He became a humanist, a person who believed that religion is base on rational thought and tolerance. That’s a person who believe white and blacks should be treated equal. In 1965, James Reeb went to Selma to campaign. He was killed by three men, who has never been change with his death. Two are now dead, and one is currently living in Selma as a care sales men.
Angela Lewis the daughter of James Earl Chaney. A black make that was killed on August 5th 1964, after four-tour days of the discovery along with two friends Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. All were Civil Right Volunteer. The were ambush. Their killer are not unknown, and the southern jury still to this day are not convicted anyone. One of the alleged killers is still alive till this day, and is currently working at a mall. He recently described as a racial white man who continues to hate black, which he call’s niggas.
These two women are basically going through the same situation. They both lost their father at a young age, and barely knew them. When ask about how they feel about the men who murder their father, the both seem to have know hate in their hearts. They do seek for justice, but wishes know bad own them. Angela
Admit that it hurts when they needed a father to talk to or when they see friends getting love from their father’s. Beside that there really knows connection of emotions.
The difference between these to women is Angela keeps her memories of her father inside. She chooses not to share her father image with know one. She list know concrete reason besides the fact that he’s a stranger to her, because of loosing him at such a young age. Her connection with him is very limited.
Anne is currently following her father’s footsteps. She tries to promote to people just like her father did and would have wanted her to do. She owns a Circus in San Francis which is called Earth Circus she formed in 1990. She serves the environment about HIV awareness. Through her events she believes she can reach people in a fun way, like art, dance, or activities. So they can relate, trying to make a difference in the world just like her daddy.
afternoon class 1-3
Anne Reeb is the daughter James Reed which was a spokesman for the black community. he was murder in 1965 with his death there were series of events that led to the greatest civil right movement. Anne got so many attention for her father death. She soon apologized Jimmy Lee Jackson. Anne says, " my father would not say he was a her but Jackson was." Page 217
James went to Selma to support the big walk Edmund Pettus Bridge. At least 2,000 marchers, including 450 clergy had to come around for the march. On the way to the walk three white men started to shout words that would hurt someone. One of the Selma man hit Reeb in the left ear and Reeb feel to the floor. Reed died three days later.
She reflects on her father and knows that he was a good man. He tried so hard to help black receive better homes. He will always be a hero in many peoples eyes.