Ciera Johnson Reaction Paper AFA 3104 “Go Sound the Trumpet” Reading the Article Go Sound the Trumpet by Larry Rivers has put into perspective that basically ‘you reap what you sew’. Slave masters had tried to control the slaves every being but could not control their soul. Religion is an outlet to freedom for some. Slaves in this time were using their religious freedom to plan a way out, plan for an escape to a better life. Slave masters were under the impression that slaves were having church so when caught, of course slaves had to ‘pay the price’.
Slaveholders would hire African American preachers to deliver scripture and messages about being obedient. Jacobs wrote specifically to the Christian women of the north to explain why slavery brought out the worst in African Americans. Throughout her story, Jacobs struggles with her own personal religious freedom. Christianity was important Jacobs but slaves were not allowed to go to church. Jacobs suggested that slave masters manipulated religion to fit their own needs and wants.
Puritans believed they must accept the difficult challenges they faced in the new world (America) and be faithful to their church So they could be forgiven for the sins they made. They also believe in predestination, which explains why she said, “When they went, they acted as if the devil had
Melba's Faith: Word count 240 In the book Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals, Melba possesses a great deal of faith. Melba's grandmother tells her that God expects a lot more of their family, because they have been blessed. This stars the foundation for Melba's faith. At a very young age, Melba writes in her diary as a way to talk to God and ask for help. Melba would not have taken the time to write to God had she not had faith he was listening to her.
Her book Uncle Tom's Cabin, published in 1852, showed not only how slavery brutalized the men and women who were forced to endure it, but also how the establishment of slavery affected slaveholders. Stowe personalized the experiences and effects of slavery and convinced many Americans that slavery was morally wrong. This book later served as fuel to the abolitionist cause of ending the war. Uncle Tom's Cabin is dominated by a single theme: the evil and immorality of slavery. While Stowe has other subthemes throughout her text, such as the moral authority of motherhood and the redeeming possibilities offered by Christianity, she emphasizes the connections between these and the horrors of slavery.
Major stereotypes were filled in (give year). She also explained how her manners and being kind to others led her to the lord who took care of her. This represented her roots and how culture came to part of her lifestyle and how she incorporated it into her life. Throughout her stories one thing stayed consistent, this was her consistent showing of respect. Reflection Reading the story of Charity Anderson was a real privilege because it showed me how your entire life can reflect upon your morals.
In a letter to Linda, her grandmother reminds her that even though she may not be on Earth much longer, they will always have a connection through God and they will see each other in heaven someday. She also says, “Strive, my child, to train them for God’s children” (pg.220). These final words that Linda reads from her grandmother really summarizes the biggest religious impact in her life, her grandmother’s faith. It is her grandmother that keeps Linda’s hopes up throughout the book by telling her that god is always with them and that someday he will repay them for their suffering. She is the source of faith and a citadel type place for Linda to go when she loses in hope in what she is doing and fighting for.
Her father, originally a Baptist, was strongly influenced by events in the Universalist church that he was converted and raised his family as such. The teachings Clara learned through this family church was that “God encourages all men and women to accept him and charged them to grasp the opportunity to earn salvation-an opportunity open to all”. The Universalist church encouraged being aware of the social happenings around them; to support the education of all youth as well as the idea of charity in the community. While the social teachings of the church were imbued in her, she was never able to fully grasp hold of the actual religion. Clara immersed herself in church work to “keep busy” and help the community around her but never had “deep religious feelings” towards Universalism.
At the time slaves were still legal in the south; therefore the act of of helping them escape to freedom was illegal. The appeal for freedom was very strong and there were many blacks speaking out on the issue. On unique piece of reading was the “Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World”, by David Walker. Walker was born free in North Carolina but still saw a better end for his brothers in the south. His writing was an appeal to the injustice of slavery in the Southern states, using political and religious means to convey his ideas.
I’m still expected to do the cooking and cleaning, wearing anything other than a dress to church would be unacceptable. Religion is a major value in my life. Sunday is my family’s day of rest and remembrance, we all gather around the table as a family. I make church attendance a must for my children, and my daughter is always in a dress during attendance. Respect and obedience is also a major value in my family.