Nightjohn Fun Activities

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News Article

Look through newspaper archives and locate an article discussing matters from the novel such as slavery, the education of African Americans, etc. Present the clipping to the class and discuss how it relates to the novel.

Slave Food

The food and dishes eaten by African slaves in the South varied according to resources and the cultural history of the slaves and slave-owners. Conduct research on common dishes eaten by slaves (such as those in Nightjohn) and plan a day where the class can have a pot-luck.


Write an obituary for one of the characters in the novel (whether they die in the story or not) and discuss their memorable qualities.

Cultural Impacts of Slavery

Conduct research and develop a paper discussing the cultural impacts of slavery seen in society today. How does American culture differ from European culture as a result of the differences in...

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