Watch Africans in America: The Terrible Transformation (link: and prepare a paper on the following:
a. What makes Anthony Johnson’s narrative unique?
b. How did John Punch’s story set the tone for the future treatment of African Americans?
c. Significance for African American Studies
d. Points of Agreement and Points of Dissension
Then read the first two chapters of “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African” and briefly answer the following:
a. What is the theme or message that Equiano is trying to convey about society, humanity, and people in general?
b. What personal connection do you have in which you embarked on a journey of the unknown or felt isolated?
c. How did it make you feel and how did you get through the obstacle(s)?