INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPHY remember, be brief and follow basic timeline – slavery, reconstruction,
segregation, civil rights movement, laws passed after civil rights movement, other minority groups plight, turn of
the century 1990’s/2000 – 9/11, police brutality cases 2013, and the present situation) – THIS SHOULD BE
ABOUT 12-14 SENTENCES LONG. For the introduction you must use the information ONLY from this website:
https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-milestones .After this BRIEF summary of these
events, lead the reader to the thesis statement by stating how American minority authors wrote about their
experiences and frustrations with discrimination. End the introductory paragraph with the THESIS
STATEMENT: Examples of discrimination are evident in the narratives of minority American authors such as:
Henry Louis Gates Jr (What’s in a Name?.), Brent Staples (Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power
to Alter Public Space), and Judith Ortiz Cofer (The myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria)

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