Madam C. J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove in 1867 to parents who had been enslaved. She spent years as a struggling washerwoman but later achieved fame and fortune by creating a hair care line for black women. Walker was a talented promoter who often varied the story of how she came up with her products, but we know she was inspired by her own hair loss and a desire to serve the needs of other African American women.
English 9H– Pd 2 go to the auditorium for the Diversity presentation. Others, we will be having a research day. Try to find 3 good sources to take notes on. Keep track of them with links and in your notebook.
English 9 SWS– FW#18. Worksheet first, then the other doc.
AP Lang– Next book- food or creativity? Y’all decide. Peer editing of argument analysis.
Toni Morrison’s work focused on African American life and culture, and she dominated an industry in which depictions of black life were often limited and rooted in stereotype…
And generations of black female writers, no matter their genre, have been touched by her. “Morrison is such a monumental figure, that there is no way you could write about black women’s experiences without taking her into account,” he said.
She showed, by example, the validity of black, female lives. And through her many “once upon a times,” Morrison’s expansive vision of black humanity now resonates around the globe.”
English 9H– Research topic decision day! Reading day- Either look for sources for your research or read “The Swimmer”. We will be discussing this story tomorrow; please come prepared. You can also start on FW#18 if you’d like.
English 9 SWS– Begin FW#18. Start with the worksheet.
AP Lang– Weaponized Lies “Fun with Averages” (Hailey)