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And Still We Rise A Book By Miles Corwin.
July 16, 2014 at 1:05pm
Chapter 1 - Sadikifu - Tell Me Why
I. Tell Me Why is a Poem written by Sadi about his family, his neighborhood, and plight of black people in America
A. Sadi won first prize in the original poetry category at the city speech championship
B. Sadi has recited his poem for classes and assemblies
C. He is accepted by the gifted students - even the gangbangers like him due to his poetry
D. Sadi joined Speech Club because he felt like an outsider - He gravitated to the poetry competitions
E. Sadi was lonely outside of the gifted program
F. When he tried to articulate his opinions the other students shouted, "Stop trying to act White"
G. Sadi once felt like a traitor for excelling in school
II. Home Life for Sadi
A. He lived in a 3 story apartment building with welfare families
B. The community was filled with Gang Graffiti
C. There were abandoned businesses in his neighborhood
D. Sadi dislike his father for leaving his mother
E. Sadi Rebel at School in the Early years
III. Sadi did consort with gang members
A. He instigated a fight between his tagging crew and a rival set
B. Sadi lost his best friend to gun violence
C. Sadi witnessed gun fights
D. Sadi was arrested for consorting with gang member
E. Sadi joined the Front Hood 60's
F. When Sadi was young he joined a tagging crew
IV. Sadi did experience high and lows with School
A. Sadi was expelled for insigating a fight
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