Was Nightjohn right in teaching the kids the alphabet?
By Kayleigh R.
How does money give power?
There are two way to earn power, with money, or an education. In order for whites to stay on the top of the social ladder, they have to make sure slaves can't have either. By taking away their right to an education, whites maintian their spot on the ladder.
For slaves and African Americans education is everything, since they can't earn money, why not just learn the alphabet?? The problem is that if caught learning, slaves will be severely punished. But isn't it worth it. Being able to know things is like living in a whole new world.
Since education is so important, how does everyone get it?? Well it sort of works like this; Billy Bob, (someone I made up) teaches Susy, Susy then goes tells Gary, Gary teaches Lilly, etc... etc... All of a sudden you have a buch of African Americans with power. With this kind of knowledge you could get more people to escape slavery.
Passing it along
Go back to the power point for the conclusion.