Course pack reading
Gilyard, Keith and Anissa Wardi. African American Literature.
Chapter 8 Introduction, A Strand of Social Protest
Wright, Richard. Excerpt from Native Son
Web Article reading
Chesnutt, Charles W. The Wife of His Youth
Using direct evidence from the selection from Native Son as well as The Wife of His Youth, discuss the ways both authors use language as power. What is your emotional response to these selections, and specifically, how does the language choice in the texts influence your position? Which selection has the most impact?