Critical Analysis of To Survive and Thrive

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Williams 1 Darryl Williams C. Liegh McInnis ENG 105-06 21 April 2010 Critical Analysis of To Survive and Thrive: The Quest for a True University Sometimes the road to a higher education is a rough one. One may even compare this journey to a war zone. Former president of Jackson State University, John A. Peoples, certainly does. He is known as one of the sixth, and possibly the greatest president that Jackson State has ever had. Like many other leaders in society, Peoples places a large amount of value in educating himself, along with everyone else around him. In his novel, To Survive and Thrive: The Quest for a True University , Peoples explains how important an education is and things like racism, hard work, and lack of motivation should not be allowed to hinder ones educational goals. Understanding how Peoples overcomes these obstacles will give others an example to follow who also wish to gain a higher education. Peoples does not become the sixth president of Jackson State until 1967, which means he matures during the 50s and 60s. These are hard times, especially for African Americans, because racism
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