Haircut Draft

Haircut Draft - Oliver Wright EN 101 Anne Lamar September...

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Oliver Wright EN 101 Anne Lamar September 26, 2010 “Haircut” Response Essay In the picture, “Haircut”, taken near Pine Bluff, Arkansas by Geleve Grice in the 1950’s, it shows the hardships and tribulations that African Americans faced during the early years of the civil rights movement. The picture depicts African American life in the 1950’s. It shows what type of lifestyle these people had and what they did in their everyday life. “Haircut” is a message to all ethnicities, especially whites due to the fact that they were the dominant race during those times. The purpose of the text is a statement to Americans of how real and poverty stricken these people were in the 1950’s. “Haircut” is a depressed looking picture. It is an African American family, four children, one man, and two women, sitting outside of a run-down wood cabin. The women look sad and hopeless and the man is giving his son a haircut with what looks to be a razor. The clothes are dirty and ragged. The windows to the cabin are screens; one window doesn’t even have that. The tools laid up against the wall and the chickens most likely mean the man works and lives on
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