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Hello, my name is Sarah Rimsza and I am responding to the midterm voice thread. For the first part of the exam, I felt rebellion was a strong theme carried out through this semester. Two pieces especially stood out to me, one being the confessions of Nat Turner as well as the work about Booker T. Washington in the sense that it was more covert and less rebellious. These two pieces not only have strong themes in rebellion but also are very famous in the African-American Literature world. Booker T Washington was one of many to be oppressed by the Jim Crow laws. However, Washington was not the type to allow the laws to oppress him, so he fought back in 1895 by famously showing his dissatisfaction for the treatment of African Americans by voicing his opinion during his Atlanta Compromise Speech. Washington spoke about how African Americans are capable of rising above and being first class citizens but the white citizens are denying them this and not giving them a chance to grow and prosper in the United States. Washington delivered this message in a form of a more concealed rebellion, since he believed people would grow and change to accept each other in a society free from discrimination. Booker T. Washington was a strong

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