Objective: In Act 1, Scene 1, a boxing match between a white man and a black man is being determined. This physical fight represents the cultural fight between the black and white races, with the description of Brady as a "White Hope" embodying the hope of a significant number of whites of the time that black people would remain subservient. This lesson will discuss the symbolism of this fight and how Brady represents hope for a majority of the white race.
1) Class Discussion: What takes place in this scene?
Small Group Activity: What is the significance of this scene and the nickname White Hope?
Class Discussion: Share the groups' thoughts about the match that is being set up between a black man and a white man, the cultural fight this represents, and Brady symbolizing hope for the white race.
Homework: How might this hope put pressure on Brady? Will...
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