This is a picture of my family and I
on the Sanibel Island Beach.
I decided to research Frederick Douglass who was a stand out supporter for equal opportunity for everyone. I found it interesting that he not only believed in equality for all african americans he was also an undeniable supporter for women's rights. He wasn't one that just wanted african americans to be free and equal he believed that every person in America should not be viewed poorly and given less rights based on their race or gender. Here is a link to a short biography of Frederick Douglass http://www.frederickdouglass.org/douglass_bio.html
The poem I enjoyed reading the most was Bury Me in a Free Land by Frances E. W. Harper. I liked this poem the best because the message was clear to me and I like poems that rhyme. Her language stood out with her use and choice of adjectives and her use of similies and metaphors. I didn't have any questions about the poem itself however it would be interesting to see what people thought of it at the time it was written.
The book Scratch Beginnings by Adam W. Shepard is a true story where Adam set out to prove there was still an American Dream. He set out with only $25 dollars in a completely new city away from his home in North Carolina and set a goal to establish himself within a year. This book had an impact on me because it wasn't just about proving that the American Dream is still a real thing but it showed just how hard someone has to work to accomplish their goals. He lived in a homeless shelter while doing dead end jobs until he was able to move out and basically restart his life. It is an inspiring story because it proves to anybody that if you work hard and put your mind to whatever your goal is, then you can accomplish it.