Lesson 1 (from Part I, Excluding Voices, A Necklace of Thoughts on the Ideology of Style, Chapter 1, The Brass Ring and the Deep Blue Sea)
Part I, Excluding Voices, A Necklace of Thoughts on the Ideology of Style, Chapter 1, The Brass Ring and the Deep Blue Sea
Patricia Williams hated being a lawyer, but practiced and taught commercial law, also finding herself confronted with heart-wrenching stories. As an African-American woman, she deeply sympathized with the plight of women and African Americans in the United States. The objective of this lesson is to examine Williams and her social identity.
1) Independent Work: Library Research and Written Summary: Students should find information on Patricia Williams and write a summary on the following: Where was Patricia Williams born? What was her family like? What education did she receive? Where did she study? How long did she attend school? What books other than The Alchemy of Race and Rights did Williams publish?
2) Class Discussion: What kind of law did Patricia Williams practice? What else did...
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