Cane Discussion Questions

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Some critics have drawn a comparison between the views of Hanby in the "Kabnis" section of Cane and Booker T. Washington, an African-American educator prominent at the start of the twentieth century.

ResearchWashington's views, and explain your feelings about his approach to the social positions of blacks.

Many of Toomer's stories concern the distinctions made between dark-skinned and light-skinned blacks, while some people might tend to lump all African Americans together. Make a collage of pictures of black faces, showing as many hues as you can.

The old man in the basement of Halsey's store only says a few words. Write a monologue for him, having him explain his history and what he thinks of his life.

An underlying theme of the first section of this book is the violence that threatens blacks if they stand up for their rights. Report on modern hate groups and...

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