A black woman name Dana repeatedly transported to time of slavery in the south, where she must make sure that Rufus, the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor. In the book, " Maybe he was my several times great grandfather......because his daughter had bought a large Bible.....had begun keeping family records in it. My uncle still had it. Grandmother Hagar. Hagar Weylin, born in 1831. Hers was the first name listed. And she had given her parents' names as Rufus Weylin and Alice Green-something Weylin". Another evidence is, "His life could not depend on the actions of his unconceived descendant. No matter what I did, he would have to survive to father Hagar, or I could not exist. That made sense". Dana need to keep her great - grandfather safe in order for her to be born and to survive in the dangerous South time of slavery.
Nona Faustine, from Brooklyn, New York born and raised, is an American photographer and visual artist. Coming from a family who use photography as a way to bond, Nona was introduced to photography in her childhood. Her father and uncle were the family photographers in the family and her uncle gave her a camera as her first gift. Nona's medium that she produce with is called Conceptual Art. Her famous work "White Shoes" represents the history of slavery in New York and "My Country" following the "tradition" of "White Shoes" with showing pictures of Nona in only white shoes at the important sites of the history of Slavery around New York. In one of her portraits, Nona is representing the slaves who were sold in that exact spot on Wall Street, New York. In the portrait, Nona is shown naked with only white shoes standing on something that was used for the slaves to stand on at the slave market. Nona being on wooden structure is showing "from Her Body Came Their Greatest Wealth". As one of the "White Shoes" pictures, this is showing the tragedy of what the slaves used to go through and is showing the dominant narrative of what happen in the history of slavery by going to the exact place where one of the place that slavery started.
In this Spoken Word, the lady writes a letter to her mother saying how she feel when her mother say hateful things about her body because of how her mother thinks that people will think about her when she wear a certain outfit. The lady quotes, "If this is fact, then why do say such hateful comments to me?" Then she says, "And if you leave my house looking like that, everyone will think that you're just another loose girl.....Because nothing hurts me more than to hear you point out that my thighs have gotten fatter or that being a sexual person makes me a bad daughter". The daughter feels that why should people care about what she wears if she should love herself and who she is. It hurts her more that her mother talks badly about her than anyone else.
Solange’s mother,Tina Lawson, speaks about having self - love for her culture, and many criticisms of pride are unwise. Tina explained, "I think part of it is accepting that it's so much beauty in being black and that's the thing that, I guess, I get emotional about because I've always known that. I've always been proud to be black. Never wanted to be nothing else. Loved everything about it". Another evidence is, "It's such beauty in black people, and it really saddens me when we're not allowed to express that pride in being black, and that if you do, then it's considered anti-white. No! You just pro-black. And that's okay. The two don't go together. Because you celebrate black culture does not mean that you don't like white culture or that you putting it down. It's just taking pride in it". Tina is basically saying that it's ok to be proud of being black and you should take pride in your culture but also realize the beauty in it.
The poem created by Margaret Walker explains how her grandmothers are strong and how they worked in the field during slavery. The strength of the grandmothers shown in the poem represents the power that women has to get through any situation even slavery. In lines 2-4, "They followed plows and bent to toil, They moved through fields sowing seed, They touched earth and grain grew". In addition, Line 9, "With veins rolling roughly over quick hands". This shows how the grandmothers work through hard work with the power of their strength while showing that the grandmothers were in slavery.
In Homegoing Excerpt, the story tells a young women's struggles with her mother who basically gave her away for money to the chief of the British Soldiers who keep slaves to sell. It begins the story of what happened before Africans were sent away to America to be slaves. Gyasi wrote, " He would pay thirty pounds up front and twenty - five shillings a month in tradable goods to Baaba as bride gift. More than even Abeeku could offer, more than had been offered for any other Fante woman in this village or the next". Gyasi also wrote, "Then, carried with the breeze, came a faint crying sound. So faint, Effia thought she was imagining it until she lowered herself down, rested her ear against the grate". People will do evil things for money even give away their children and they don't care and back in the early days, the British can and will sell people to make profit and make them into slaves.