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"Thank You, Ma'am" Pre-reading
Transcript of "Thank You, Ma'am" Pre-reading
drive from Coshocton to Harlem What Harlem looked like... "Thank You, Ma'am" was written by Langston Hughes Hughes lived in Harlem for most of his adult life. In this story, a boy named Roger makes a decision to steal
so he can buy some shoes.
Connect to your life: Do you think it's right to steal for any
reason? What if he stole food? A video game? by Langston Hughes Black residents began to arrive in large numbers in 1904, during the "Great Migration". In the 1920s and 1930s, the neighborhood was the focus of the "Harlem Renaissance", an outpouring of artistic and professional works that had not been seen before in the American black community. However, soon a lot of people lost their jobs during the Great Depression and rates of crime and poverty increased significantly. zoom out