Tuesday, April 24, 2018

1864 Blog, Letter Home - MJR Ottot

Dear Millicent,

                   The war has gone to hell. After the Union forced nearly one-third of us to surrender at Vicksburg everyone just about gave up. Every soldier left knows Lee is just grasping at straws, trying to save face. Are you guys ok? I heard that damn Sherman has been running through Georgia destroying everything in his path. I've never seen a more dishonorable move in warfare than attacking innocent civilians. Let me know as soon as you get to safety.

                                                        Love,
                                                              George

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

blog post 2 (little late oops)

I am reading the book columbine and it amazed me how wrong the media was. Any rumor or anything was reported in volume and most were remotely untrue. Media slip-ups kept spiraling and spiraling down seeming to get worse. Although the media slipped up the eventually got it right.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Michael sledge Black like me

I think mr Griffins ettempt to change his skin color to find out about the other side of segregation will help open people’s eyes but will hurt Griffins reputation. I also feel like Mr Griffin should have changed his name especially since some one already noticed his name almost giving him away.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Tripp White Blog post 2

     The main character of Invisible Man feels that world that surrounds him is racily diverse but racist because anyone that isn't white is treated poorly mainly the African Americans and there isn't that much being done about the problem yet so people just suffer and let things happen that shouldn't be happening because if they were to try to do anything to stop the racism they would be severely punished.

Tripp White Blog post 1

     In the book Invisible Man the main character asks to deliver his speech but is forced to participate in a blindfolded battle royale against his fellow Negros. After this he is awarded the right to deliver his speech and ends up getting a scholarship to an all black college. During his first year he meets Mr. Norton, a founder of the school, and drives him around for a day. They decide to visit a man named Trueblood who tells a story. During the story Mr. Norton feels ill and the narrator rushes him to a bar to get a drink for him. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

I am Juliette and I read The Help. My favorite character in The Help is Skeeter because she seeks to write and speak out about racial prejudices black people face. She had a lot of courage because she was shun by the white community because of her activism. She also is hardworking. She pitches her book and ideas to many publishers but must deny her because she is a woman and they don’t believe in what she is writing about. Also she has a trust fund but she doesn’t embrace the predjuces that the upper white class has against black people. She chooses to break from the social norm takes many risks as a white woman in the south

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dear Beloved Parents,
I have dreamed for what seems like forever to return home. My muscles sore, my conscious full of horrors, I have seen enough to suit a man for his lifetime. I only long for this dreatched war to end. Surely it is better to have slavery without many a persons dying brutally.
                                                                                            Sincerly,
Robert E lee