Jacob Lawrence, The Life of Frederick Douglass No. 20.
Frederick Douglass left America to lecture in Great Britain. Here he met some of the most progressive
and liberal-minded men in the English speaking world. He made a great speech on Covent Garden Theatre
on August 7, 1846, in which he told of the people he represented-how at that moment there were three
million colored slaves in the United States. (1939)
Workbook: August, 2005
- August 31, 2005: "Some people sit around and wait for the world to poke them."
- August 30, 2005: You feel as Frodo did in the movie after the Ring was destroyed...
- August 29, 2005: "The Lord is a pretty intense chick magnet."
- August 28, 2005: Suchaplace...
- August 27, 2005: The adults in your early life, with their aversion to finding things out.
- August 26, 2005: Images.
- August 25, 2005: Smile.
- August 24, 2005: Your friend's face is looking so... puffy.
- August 23, 2005: The wedding party has run out of sodas.
- August 22, 2005: "The Beatles were so talented..."
- August 21, 2005: "You take up too much of the world, dude."
- August 20, 2005: Fear of becoming like them.
- August 19, 2005: I asked her once...
- August 18, 2005: To invent an answer, rather than research the true answer.
- August 17, 2005: Young girls, ten, eleven, standing before a large screen TV in the electronics store.
- August 16, 2005: God, how sad and tired she looked...
- August 15, 2005: School bus, urban streets...
- August 14, 2005: "There, there," he says, consolingly...
- August 13, 2005: In the bedroom, multiple portable alarm clocks...
- August 12, 2005: "Who are you people, and what are you doing in here?"
- August 11, 2005: The cries of crows.
- August 10, 2005: Students, college age, earnest faces, backpacks, gathered in a group around you.
- August 9, 2005: Death.
- August 8, 2005: A woman carries you in the pool, swimming gracefully on her back with you in her arms.
- August 7, 2005: You're swimming in an outdoor swimming pool.
- August 6, 2005: Family politics.
- August 5, 2005: In dreams you often pedal your car as if it were a bicycle...
- August 4, 2005: A line of businessmen in suits queues for the lift.
- August 3, 2005: Late afternoon light throws long shadows down a narrow concrete alley.
- August 2, 2005: Slack-looking fattish balding fellow in a black shirt flecked with cigarette ash.
- August 1, 2005: The major change, or the most obvious one, is that she's more assertive.
Go back to the main workbook page
© 2002-2013 Mark Phillips.
All rights reserved.
This writing is fiction. Please don't confuse it with reality.