Jacob Lawrence, The Life of Frederick Douglass No. 1.
In Talbot County, eastern shore, state of Maryland, in a thinly populated worn-out district inhabited
by a white population of the lowest order, among slaves who in point of ignorance were fully in accord
with their surroundings-it was here that Frederick Douglass was born and spent the first years of his
childhood-February 1818. (1939)
Workbook: February, 2009
- February 28, 2009: There's still time to make it back to school for your morning presentation.
- February 27, 2009: I have his photo now.
- February 26, 2009: Gunshots.
- February 25, 2009: His photo in a wooden frame.
- February 24, 2009: I saw his fingers tremble at the ticket counter.
- February 23, 2009: Unfocused, listless, scattered.
- February 22, 2009: Good man, good heart.
- February 21, 2009: Buffet: trays of muffins under heat lamps.
- February 20, 2009: Patience, you. Patience you.
- February 19, 2009: Special Forces school.
- February 18, 2009: I gave up.
- February 17, 2009: Travel in Europe, with a strange girl you barely know.
- February 16, 2009: Familiarity breeds contempt.
- February 15, 2009: Stolen motorcycle.
- February 14, 2009: Cinderella.
- February 13, 2009: You've joined the Special Forces.
- February 12, 2009: I wanted her to be proud of me.
- February 11, 2009: Walk in La Jolla.
- February 10, 2009: I miss you very much.
- February 9, 2009: The two of you are living in your childhood apartment.
- February 8, 2009: Pudgy kid with a pageboy haircut pulls a wheel from a portable barbecue...
- February 7, 2009: A cup of wine on the table.
- February 6, 2009: I am a chauffeur, and a checkbook.
- February 5, 2009: "How long has it been since you worked, ten years, then?"
- February 4, 2009: I need to move forward.
- February 3, 2009: Women huddle around the photos, nodding, pointing.
- February 2, 2009: Older woman, unhappy about her age...
- February 1, 2009: Confused.
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