Unformatted text preview: that she wrote the racism-themed The Color Purple ) I was unaware of the racism theme. As I went back to read I noticed that Myop was actually a black child as described with “a dark brown hand.” That’s when I realized why she was so bothered by the noose more so than the body. This man was most likely a black man brutally murdered because of his race. Although I am not completely sure when this poem was written, I assumed it was during the Civil Rights Movement and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. It’s possible he could have been a slave as described wearing denim overalls that ran tried to run away and was killed but I think that it is more likely that this man died in this century....
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- Spring '08
- The Color Purple, COINTELPRO, innocent young girl, Myop, Manley Kelleher APES