Your task is to pick a person of color (black) who illustrates the triumph of the human spirit over circumstances and prejudice in order to build a life of accomplishment. Write your essay as a “Historic Fiction”. Imagine yourself living at the time of your chosen person and being acquainted with him/her. You might be his/her child, parent, friend, boss or even an adversary. Write about him/her from your unique point of view.
1. Who is the person about whom you want to write? When does he/she live?
2. What did your chosen person do to “triumph over circumstances and prejudice to build a life of accomplishment?”
3. Tell why you feel particularly close to this individual