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Week 6 Questions: In “Battle Royale” by Ellison it is stated, “I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time been ashamed.” What do you think Ellison means by this? Do you think looking back on slavery after being free made the African Americans re-evaluate their life? If so, do you think it made
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Unformatted text preview: them stronger having overcome the feeling of unworthiness? As discussed in this weeks lectures, freedom was the ability to walk around and not get stopped. Why do you think that movement and mobility were the true signs of freedom? Did being a free man mean being able to take on the same roles and as the whites or to just no longer be someones property?...
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