"My Dungeon Shook: Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation" – Part 1
• The Fire Next Time consists of two essays, both examining the so called "Negro Problem" in America in the early 1960's.
• Themes other than "the Negro Problem" explored include an examination of the shallowness and ineffectiveness of religious faith, and of inter-generational influences and relationships.
• "My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation” is a letter written by the author to his nephew.
• The letter begins with descriptions of how the loving and passionate the author feels about his nephew, writing with particular poeticism of how he sees resemblances in him to both his (the nephew's) father and grandfather, the author's brother and father respectively.
• In describing these resemblances, the author refers to how white America contributed to the emotional and spiritual destruction of both men...
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