African American Literature

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Ms. Abulmagd

Unit Overview: Welcome to unit 2!  Second marking period students examine different pieces of literature throughout American history. Many argue that although we have elected our first black president, there are still many obstacles to overcome. Students will examine and analyze how literature enables audiences to develop an understanding of the struggles and achievements of African Americans though different time periods, from slave narratives to modern day struggles.  These writings will include articles from the past, such as Jim Crow America to current issues such as the challenges of the first African American president and issue like the “Stop and Frisk” program”.   At the end of the unit, students will write an analytical piece and  take a summative assessment for their midterm exam.