The Great Debaters: Revolution
00:00:00 - 00:02:11
Mr. Tolson recites "I, Too" from Langston Hughes and a poem from Gwendolyn Bennett to set the scene for introducing new voices of a revolution in Harlem.

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  1. What is the meaning of "I, Too" by Langston Hughes?
  2. Why were African Americans denied birth certificates at that time?
  3. What is the revolution going on in the North?

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  • Jo-Ann Berry
    over 1 year ago
    meaning in context
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