Wednesday, February 13, 2008


English 201 Reflection

This morning we posted our essay responses to the Ouida Barnett essay in John Blake's "Children of the Movement." In the afternoon class, we read part of the introduction to "Letters from Mississippi," and then went downstairs for a library orientation with Professor Jane McKenna. We finished early and students had the choice of returning to the lab to write their essays or going home. Most left.

Wednesday, the 10-12 class will meet at the library for an hour library orientation and then we'll go upstairs to talk about "Letters from Mississippi." Bring your books. Also, bring Baldwin's book.

Sonny's Blues Field Trip
I want to go to see the play "Sonny's Blues" at the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre this month before it closes. I was thinking of Thursday, February 28, 8 p.m.

Erik Del Nero
English 201 B
The dangerous road before Martin Luther King Jr.

Besides King being a preacher he was also a writer. By the rule book it is very rare that a famous person is liked by a ton of people. When Baldwin first met King he was overwhelmed with emotion. He had some many question, but didn’t know what to ask him. King’s life was rough but it was very interesting.
Baldwin decided to take the bus one day to see what black people experience on bus. Whites ignored the law most of the time, because they never cared about the black people. In Montgomery King was the most loved person there. When King spoke everyone listened. As King spoke he said their’s many things wrong with the white community along with the black community.
It would not be until three years have passed until I saw King again. The Negro student’s movement was a huge part of our Civil Rights Movement. As a young man Martins decides to become a minister just like his father was. As I see it Martin had a gift to speak in front of a lot of people. When he was in college he met his future wife Coretta. Coretta’s role in King’s life was one reason he had a lot of success.
The Negro leaders were trying to get more power, because they had very little. The white man would not allow it. Overall the King family and the black community have come a long way. We still have a lot of room for improvement.
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