Discussion board forum #2: the 1619 project – the middle passage poem

Poet Clint Smith wrote a poem about the Middle Passage or, as you have learned from Lesson Two, The Ma’aafa.  Please read Smith’s poem, and use your comprehension of his words to respond to the following:

What words and phrases stand out and why?

After reading this poem, what emotional reactions do you have and why?

BOOK: FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM 9th edition by John Hope Franklin


Approximately 250 words