Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and Son of the Slave Trade
by Thomas Norman DeWolf and Sharon Leslie Morgan

Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and Son of the Slave Trade

Family history plays a significant role in Gather at the Table.  We, too, are impacted in many ways by our family histories. What do you know about your family and what have you discovered about yourself based upon your family history?

Assignment

To address the topic, write/type a 1-2 page narrative essay that reveals the story of your family history and how it has shaped you.  Feel free to write about one particular, detailed family story; or, you’re also welcome to include mini-stories that reveal a bit of your family history and how it has contributed to your development as a person.  Narrative essays are stories, so feel free to use “I” and be sure to include specific details and images to help your story come alive. DUE: Friday, August 25, 2017. Be sure to bring a PRINTED copy of your narrative essay to the Dean’s Summer Reading Discussion Group during fall orientation.

Sample Essays

If you’d like to read some examples of narrative essays (on various topics), please review these samples:

Tips for Structuring a Narrative Essay

Reminder

Be sure to bring a PRINTED copy of your narrative essay to the Dean’s Summer Reading Discussion Group on Friday, August 25th!