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8th Expressions

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8th Expressions
Short Story


They were a long ways away from home, and by the time the storm rolled, in they would be caught in the middle of it. So Mark and Hansen took them with them to their house and let them stay till the storm passed through. It seemed like the skies were getting darker and not brighter. They had been there for a couple of hours when two women walked in. One looked to be the wife of the older man, Mark. She was named Elizabeth. The other seemed to be the daughter of Mark and Elizabeth. Joe took one good look at her and was immediately attracted to Rose, the daughter. Rose and Elizabeth decided to make dinner. They made up a casserole, vegetables and chicken. For dessert they had apple pie. After diner Hansen and Joe cleaned the dishes while Rose and Elizabeth put William and Johnny to bed. After Johnny and William went to bed, Mark and Elizabeth went to bed as well. Billy and Johnson were tired after eating and had a long day of traveling, so they went to bed. The storm hadn’t passed, yet it seemed like it would never pass.
Rose finally broke the silence.
“So where are you from?” she asked
“I am from a small town in the middle of Texas,” said Joe.
“What brings you here?”
“I was helping Johnson and Billy take the cattle to Cody, Wyoming.”
“Oh.”
“How old are you?” asked Joe.
“31. How about you?”
“35. Are you originally from here?” asked Joe.
“No, originally I’m from Austin, Texas, but we moved here when I was 5.”

Segregation Play

DAD: I’m not leaving you here by yourself in this condition.
GRANDMA: I’ll be fine.
DAD: No, you won’t.
[Dad stays a while, cooks dinner, and heads back to get the family]
DAD: Kids, come on, we are going to stay with grandma for a while.
[Everyone heads back to Grandma’s]
GRANDMA: Well, look at this surprise.
THE CHILDREN: [All together] Grandma!!
GRANDMA: Hey kids.
DAD: I need to talk to Mom privately for a few minutes.
MOM: What is it?
DAD: My mom wants us to go back to Chicago and leave her here by herself.
MOM: That’s not a good idea, but I don’t want the kids in this environment anymore.
DAD: Me either.
MOM: The kids keep complaining about how they miss Chicago and how they miss all of their friends.
DAD: I think it’s time to take Grandma back to Chicago. The South is not a good place for her to die.
DAD: Mama!
MOM: Kids, let’s go play outside for a little bit.
[Kids go play outside while Dad talks to Grandma]
DAD: This needed to have been done a long time ago. The kids and I are going back to Chic-
GRANDMA: Great!
DAD: You didn’t let me finish. We are taking you with us.
GRANDMA: But-
DAD: No buts. This place is not the place you want to die in, and my kids aren’t willing to spend another second here.
GRANDMA: What’s so bad about it down here?
DAD: Everything, the people don’t treat us with any respect!
GRANDMA: Fine, but I ain’t leaving till I get my food.

Editorial
. The judge and policeman claimed she was breaking the law, but it depends on how you interpret the law.
We agree with Selden that Anthony was not doing anything wrong. Selden opened with a three hour long opening statement. Her attorney argued that if it had happened to her brother, he would not only be found innocent but he would have been praised for such a thing. Selden also argued that the 14th Amendment states that “all persons born, or naturalized in the United States” were automatically citizens, and citizens are granted all rights and to vote is one of them. His arguments show that Miss Anthony did not commit a crime.


“Look, over there.”
“Yeah, that is a strange looking animal.”
“Let’s go check it out.”
Johnny, Robert and William (little boys who had just moved to Texas from the city they) went over to check out the animals. They were over a rocky hill that was very dangerous to cross. It had huge boulders. Some seemed like they were impossible to get over, yet others were fairly small. It took them about an hour to get over the rocky hill, trying not to kill themselves in the process. When they got to
“Wow, I have never seen such a thing in my life. What should we call it?”
“Well, it had very long horns, and it looks like a cow, so we shall call it Longhorn Cattle.”
Longhorn cattle were big, and had huge horns, and the herd that they were in numbered about 300 cattle.
“I have a great idea!” exclaimed William.
“What is your idea?” asked Johnny.
“Well, since we don’t know much about the herd, we should follow them to see what their migration is like, how they live, and what they act like in unfamiliar situations.”
“What a great idea!” exclaimed Robert.
They camped out by the herd, but someone had to stay awake to make sure that they didn’t move. The next day they started their journey. In the morning the cattle grazed for a bit and started moving. They went all over the place. Sometimes it felt like they went in multiple circles. Up ahead the boys could see these three figures. They had no idea what it could be, so they went to check it out, and they came across three older men.
“Hey, what y’all youngins doing out here?” asked Billy.

“We saw these strange looking animals, and we came to check it out” said Johnny.
“Strange looking animals, Y’alls mustn be from around here.”
“Yessir that’s true we just moved here.” “My name is Johnny and this here is William.”
“Well, hi my name is Billy this here is Joe and Johnson.”
“Is it ok if we stick around with you all?”
“Why sure it is! But we gon have to teach you the way out here in the West.”
“Ok but may I ask what you all are doing with these wild animals?”
“We have to take this Cattle out to Cody Wyoming to be sold to rodios or farmers or anything of the sort.” They started in the heart of Texas and ended up in the middle of Oklahoma by the end of two weeks.
Robert wasn’t feeling so well. They had had some bad food the night before,and they were all sick but not as bad as Robert was. So Robert decided to ditch his horse and ride with William. Over the next couple of days, Robert didn’t seem to be getting any better. So the next town they decided to go and see the doctor. The doctor diagnosed Robert with the flu. At this point they didn’t have a cure for the flu.

Johnny and William decided to go ahead and follow the herd so that Robert could get better. Leaving Robert in Oklahoma, they ended up in South Dakota after two months. They hadn’t heard any news about what had happened to Robert. Up ahead the boys could see these three figures. They had no idea what it could be, so they went to check it out, and they came across three older men.
“Hey, what y’all youngins doing out here?” asked Billy.
“We saw these strange looking animals, and we came to check it out,” said Johnny.
“Strange looking animals? Y’alls mustn’t’ be from around here.”
“Yessir that’s true. We just moved here. My name is Johnny, and this here is William.”
“Well, hi. My name is Billy. This here is Joe and Johnson.”
“Is it ok if we stick around with you all?”
“Why sure it is! But we gon have to teach you the way out here in the West.”
“Ok, but may I ask what you all are doing with these wild animals?”
“We have to take this cattle out to Cody, Wyoming, to be sold for meat.”

The cattle slowly made their way to Cheyenne, Wyoming. The next stop was Cody, Wyoming. “Shouldn’t take more than two to three days, and then they are no longer our responsibility and we can head home,” said Billy
Later that night Johnson went out hunting for rabbit to eat. It had been a couple of hours he had been gone when Billy started to get worried.
“Hey, William, come with me to find Johnson.”
“Ok,”
iWlliam and Billy started on their hunt through the woods. The air started to get cooler and they had nothing to keep them warm. Billy told William that if something happened to him to go back to the camp and sleep the night, then head on to Cody in the morning. About an hour passed since they had left the camp. They still hadn’t seen anything. They walked a few more feet and saw a light. They walked towards the light and saw about 20 figures around a fire. There was one figure in the middle that looked nothing like the others. William and Billy walked up to the fire and noticed that it was Johnson. All of a sudden everybody stopped and turned. Johnson looked as well. He seemed terrified.
“Let him go!” exclaimed William.
“Hush, Let me do the talking,” said Billy.
“Ok fine,”
“May I ask you one question? Why is my friend tied up and about to be roasted?” asked Billy.
“He was hunting on our territory, and we didn’t like that, so we grabbed him, and now he will be punished for It,” said one of the Indians.
“How about we make a deal,” said Billy.
“Fine,” the Indian said again.
“You can take the rabbit but give us back our friend, and we will be off of your territory by sunrise,” said Billy.
“Deal,” said the Indian chief.
Johnson, William, and Billy scurried off of the Indian’s land. When they got back to the camp, they went to bed as fast as they could so that by sunrise they would be gone. They woke up to some sort of screaming. Billy was up first, so he went out of the tent and realized that the Indians were charging after them, and it didn’t look so great. He woke up the rest. They all got out of the tent. When the Indians came up to them, they were confused as to why these Indians were chasing after them when the sun hasn’t risen yet.
“May I ask why you Indians are back bothering us again,” asked Johnson?
“You promised us you would be gone by sunrise,” said the Chief.
“Yes, we did, and the sun hasn’t risen yet. We were just heading out, no need to worry,” said Billy.
The Indians left and the men go up and headed on with the cattle. William and Johnny were still asleep. Billy Johnson and Joe tied up William and Johnny’s horses to theirs so that the boys could sleep. By the time they woke up, it was lunch time. They only had about an hour or so till Cody, so they decided to wait till Cody to get lunch. The boys had just woken up, so they were hungry. They were whining the whole way to Cody. They were a little late getting to Cody, They didn’t have time to eat until after they took the cattle to the town square. They pulled right into the town square. Joe put the cattle in a fenced in area so people could buy them. It took about three hours for all of the cattle to be sold. William and Johnny were whining like crazy. About an hour into the selling, Joe took them to get food. They ate at a barbeque restaurant, and they waited there until Billy and Johnson got there to eat. The boys had already eaten and were passed out on the booth seats. About 8:00 they went to find a place to stay so that in the morning they could head back to Texas.

The next morning they slept in until about 9:00. They got up addled the horses, and headed out. By sundown they had made tremendous progress. They had already gotten to the border of Colorado and Oklahoma. Without the cattle the trip was a lot faster. By sundown tomorrow they could hopefully get back home. The next morning they took it kind of slow because they were all tired from the progress they made last night, but by high noon they were in Oklahoma. They had some rabbit left over from last night’s dinner, so instead of stopping they just ate the rabbit for lunch. The sun was setting, and they weren’t in Texas, yet they were determined to get to Texas before stopping. Again the boys had fallen asleep so they tied their horses up. They stopped a couple miles out of Texas. They had just gotten too tired to keep going. The next morning everyone was still passed out by 9:00. Some cowboys named Mark and Hansen had been going for a horseback ride that morning when they came across the five men. Hansen tried to wake them up, but they wouldn’t budge. The sky was getting darker and darker every minute. When they woke, the two men informed them that they should pack up and go before the storm rolled in. They really had nowhere to go.

[A small house in Jackson, Mississippi, in little boy’s bedroom]
[A two bedroom house with one out house in the yard and only 3 other houses in the area]
[burning wood smell]
[10 year old boy about 5 feet tall in pjs]
BOBBY: Something is burning!!!!!
[Gets up and rushes to his Mom and Dad’s room.]
[46 year old woman short, black hair, tall, and skinny wearing a blue night gown]
MOM: What is it, Bobby?
BOBBY: Something is burning.
[48 year old man tall and big wearing a t-shirt and black boxers]
DAD: Get your brother and sister up.
[Bobby rushes to get his brother and sister up]
BOBBY: Jonson, wake up!! Lee, wake up!!
[14 year old boy about 6 feet tall and skinny wearing no shirt and blue boxers]
JONSON: We’re up.
BOBBY: Go to Mom and Dad’s room now!
[Jonson, Lee, and Bobby rush back to Mom and Dad’s room]
DAD: The house is on fire!! We need to get out of here.
MOM: Everyone out the back door.
[Mom, Dad, Jonson, Lee, and Bobby rush out the back door]
DAD: Everyone silent.
[Chanting]
BOBBY: What is that noise?
DAD: I don’t know. I’m going to see what’s going on in the front of the house.
[Dad turns the corner to find a bunch of men in all white]
DAD: Oh, my gosh!
[Runs back to the rest of the family]
DAD: Everyone to the woods. Be very careful and stay quiet.
[Bobby, Mom, Dad, Lee, and Jonson run through the dark woods]
BOBBY: What is it?
DAD: KKK.
[7 year old girl, short, and skinny wearing a pink night gown]
LEE: What’s the KKK?
DAD: A group of people that wear all white sheets as clothing and over their heads and punish blacks for doing something they think is wrong.
JONSON: What did we do?
DAD: Nothing that I am aware of.
BOBBY: Maybe they have the wrong house.
DAD: Could be. I heard that Old Man Jenkins’ son punched Mr. Williams.
LEE: Well, why would they come to our house?
DAD: Because we live down the street from Mr. Jenkins.
BOBBY: But why’d they want to hurt Mr. Jenkins?
DAD: Because a black boy can’t do anything he wants without getting punished.
BOBBY: But what are they going to do to Mr. Jenkins and his son if they figure out this wasn’t their house?
DAD: Who knows? They could stone them, burn them, shoot them, anything to try to kill them.
LEE: Well, what else they do?
DAD: They also attack white Catholics, Jews, and foreigners.
LEE: But that’s not fair!
DAD: You will learn life isn’t fair.
[The next morning in the woods]
LEE: I’m so tired.
JONSON: We all are.
DAD: I am going back to the house.
MOM: We will come with you.
[Everyone walks back to the house to find it completely burned down]
BOBBY: [crying] Oh, my gosh! The house!
DAD: I am going to go into town and talk to the sheriff.
[Dad goes into town to the police station]
Sheriff: How can I help you, boy?
DAD: Our house was burnt down last night by the KKK.
SHERIFF: The KKK didn’t burn down your house. They burnt down Old Man Jenkins’ house.
DAD: No, y’all got the wrong house.
SHERIFF: Well, there is nothing I can do about that.
DAD: [agitated tone of voice] You have to do something about it. I don’t have a house, and the KKK is responsible for it, and I want my house back NOW!
SHERIFF: You not from around here, and I can tell, you better watch what you say before you get yourself into real trouble.
DAD: I am sorry, but my family and I have done nothing wrong, and now we have no place to live.
SHERIFF: I understand that, but there is nothing I can do about it.
DAD: Nothing can be done about it?
SHERIFF: Boy, there is absolutely nothing I can do about. Now get out of here fore I get real agitated and put you in a jail cell.
[Dad heads back to the house]
MOM: And..
DAD: Sheriff said there isn’t anything he can do about it.
BOBBY: Well, what are we going to do then?
DAD: At this point I have no idea.
LEE: Can we go back to Chicago and take Grandma with us?
DAD: No, she won’t want to leave.
LEE: But I hate it down here!
DAD: We have been here for a month, and we will probably be here till next year.
JONSON: But I don’t want to be here anymore.
MOM: None of us do, but we have to stay until grandma is gone.
DAD: Speaking of I am going to go see her.
[Dad goes to grandma’s house]
GRANDMA: Well, hey there, Billy!
DAD: Hey, Mama.
GRANDMA: How are you, boy?
DAD: Not so great, our house was burnt down, and we got nowhere to go but back to Chicago.
GRANDMA: That’s terrible! You could always be a sharecropper.
DAD: What’s that? They don’t have that up in Chicago.
GRANDMA: It’s where you get paid for being a “slave.”
DAD: I don’t want to put the kids through that.
GRANDMA: Then go on back to Chicago.
New York Times

The trial of Susan B. Anthony has just concluded. Anthony was arrested for voting on November 1st ,1872. Anthony was accompanied by 15 other women when she registered to vote for the next election. The men working the barbershop saw no harm in it, so they let them register. After she voted, she was arrested. She was arrested because women were not allowed to vote. Her scheduled trial date was three days ago. The judge didn’t let the jury say anything and decided the verdict himself. Susan B. Anthony was found guilty of the crime accused.
Some misguided people think that the judge did the right thing. Some people think that women are not able to be citizens.
They think that there is no point in having woman vote because they just listen to the husband anyway, so why have them vote when the husband does all the thinking? Other people think that having women vote could cause conflicts in a house which can lead to a bad marriage. Most people, usually men, think that men are superior to women and that women are just the moms, the cooks, and the wives, and that they can’t do anything else.
Anthony shouldn’t have been arrested. The policemen and the judge were the ones doing wrong. The judge should have let her speak out on her behalf, but most importantly, he should have consulted the jury before making the verdict
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Obituary

The way the U.S. has turned out I am really pleased. I am disappointed at the fact that some white people profile blacks as being violent and criminals. But the U.S. is no longer segregated, and we are one country. I feel like I did my part in helping the world, and I am very proud of that. When I died, I never expected the U.S. to be one united nation. But I’m glad to see that it happened.

Obituary
Booker T. Washington died last Tuesday, November 14th, 1915. Known for being involved with black schools, Booker T. Washington was the most famous black male for the past few decades. Booker T. Washington, a very successful man, was born on a slave plantation in Franklin County, Virginia, on April 5th, 1856.He grew up with a sister, a brother, and his mother after the Civil War. When slaves were freed, Booker went to work. He worked all day to earn money for the family. He also attended school while working. By the early 1900’s Booker T. Washington was the most influential black male. He built Tuskegee Institute. Washington started with 30 students at Tuskegee, and by the time he left they had 1,500 students attending the Institute, which is now a University. He was the first black to ever have his face on a stamp. He had his face on the 50 cent coin.
Monologue
As a young boy I grew up on a slave plantation in Franklin County, Virginia. Life was hard. After the Civil War when we were free, I was the only one making money for the family. I had to work all day, and I never got to go to school. I had to watch kids go to school and get an education while I was working all day. I came up with this idea that if I worked before school, then went to school, and then went back to work, I could make money for the family and also get an education while I was working. As I grew older, I knew that I wanted to study in college, and I heard about this all-black school in Hampton, Virginia. When I got there, I had no money, so I got a job as a janitor to pay for my studies. All the teachers were so surprised by how smart and kind I was that when the Head Master was asked who could come teach for a school in Tuskegee, Alabama, he suggested me. When I got to Tuskegee, I was expecting something so different than what it was. It had one building which was so rundown that when it rained one of my students was kind enough to hold an umbrella over my head so that I could teach.
I feel that because I was one of the well-known men in America at the time it showed the black population that we are worth something, and that we are equally as important as whites. I gave pride to the blacks, that black people can do anything that they put their mind to. I know that is for everyone, but back in my time we were obviously the lower class. And I feel like my accomplishments helped our race in having a little bit of confidence.
"Look over there." "What is it?"
Something is burning, mama
Is voting really a crime
Most Famous Black Man in America died last Week
Stop Drinking!!
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Campaign Speech

If you vote for me, you will be a happier person. It may not seem like it now, but trust me. Your family will be happy. You won’t be living on the streets. You will be in your warm house with your family. So once again vote for me, and your life will be so much better. I can’t promise that it will come right away. I can’t promise that that everything will go back to normal. But what I can promise is that your life will change in a good way.

Campaign Speech
Vote me to end all drinking. On average in 1880 1.7 bottles were consumed by one person per week. That is a little outrageous. In 1878 the consumption of alcohol was 8 gallons per person. In 1878 the consumption of alcohol raised to 17 gallons per person. It is estimated that for every one hundred male in New York City, there is one saloon.
Now I know that many of you like to drink, but alcohol is bad for you and it can kill you. Don’t wait for the laws. Choose to give up alcohol now. Alcohol is like a tiger. When it is hunting, it slowly creeps up on you; then bam! You are dead. Do you want to live a long good life? Do you want to have a good steady family? Do you want your children to grow up with a dad that isn’t at the bar every night? If so, then down on the amount of alcohol that you consume, and spend more time with your family instead of wasting all your money on alcohol. Many of you are immigrants, but that doesn’t mean that you all have to keep the tradition in your culture going. It’s not an excuse to drink heavily. The Irish they use their ethnicity to drink crazy amounts of malt liquor and the Germans are addicted to beer, but break that habit
I will apply some rules that will lower the amount of alcohol consumption Saloons will not be able to sell alcohol. Men will not be allowed to be out past 9, and they will have to be home with their families. Saloons/bars will not be able to have or sell alcohol. And if anyone asks for beer, he is to be kicked out of the bar/saloon.
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Hakim, Joy. An Age of Extremes. New York: Oxford, 1994. Print.
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Riding the wave through time
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