• The "Negro Problem" is explored by the author as an examination of the shallowness of religious faith.
• "My Dungeon Shook" is a letter written to the author's nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
• "My Dungeon Shook" presents a description of how white America leads to the destruction of men. The author tells his nephew that he must learn to deal with these things.
• The author comments on how white American ideals cause his brother to become very bitter.
• Throughout the letter, "My Dungeon Shook", the author tells his nephew that he suffers restrictions on his self-development that are the result of his race.
• The author ends his letter with a line written by a black poet.
• The author feels that the country is celebrating the 100 year Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation 100 years too early.
• The author also states that they can truly be...
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