Richard Wright, a black boy living in the Jim Crow South, travels north in hopes of escaping the violence and prejudice that rules his childhood.
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This informational text details the controversial policies of Reconstruction after the American Civil War.
In Nikki Grimes’s poem “David’s Old Soul,” a speaker describes himself growing up as he takes on more responsibility.
In the information text “Black Soldiers in the Civil War,” African American struggle for the right to fight as soldiers in the Civil War for their freedom.
In “Excerpt from Southern Horrors: Lynch Laws in All Its Phases,” historical activist Ida B. Wells discusses the injustice and horrors of Southern lynch laws, focusing especially on the violence enacted against African Americans following the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.
William Stafford’s poem “Burning a Book” considers the act of book burning in a new light, emphasizing the greater importance of combating ignorance and sharing ideas.
In “The Rise and Fall of Karl Marx,” Mike Kubic discusses the life and work of Karl Marx, specifically his influence on other nations’ socioeconomic structures.
In Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “Valentine for Ernest Mann,” a speaker describes discovering poetry in unlikely places in the world.