Monday, March 28, 2011

How it Feels to Be Colored Me, by Zora Neale Hurston

 Good morning,

Today you will read a work by another famous author of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston. (She is the woman whose picture I gave you in the slide show last Monday and you had to figure out her name.)
Her essay is about how she discovered who she was in society. As you read pay attention to the clues about who she thinks she is and how she sees the world.
  1. Read How it Feels to Be Colored Me
  2. Answer these questions about the text in your English Journal:
    1. Describe the town Hurston grew up in.
    2. What was she like as a little girl? How did she see herself?
    3. How does she feel about slavery?
    4. What does she think about people who are racist toward her?
    5. Explain what Hurston is trying to say in the last paragraph.

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