We Wear the Mask

This week in class, we’re reading “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) was an influential African American poet, the son of freed slaves, and friend of Frederick Douglass. In “We Wear the Mask,” Dunbar introduces the idea of hiding behind a metaphorical mask.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Prejudice & Discrimination and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

“What are the effects of prejudice?” and “How does a person overcome adversity?”

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