As promised, here’s the text of the “No Easy Walk to Freedom” speech that Nelson Mandela delivered to the ANC Congress in September 1953.
The assignment sheet for the third and final in class essay is available here.
In an unusual coincidence, today on Fresh Air NPR aired a piece titled “Personhood in the Womb: A Constitutional Question.” I wasn’t able to listen to the entire piece, but what I did hear suggested that it was an intelligent, reasonable discussion of some of the questions we’ve been considering. If the topic remains of interest to you, you might find it worth your while to listen to the program and/or read the transcript.
For those interested, here are links to the maps we looked at in class on Friday:
If you’d like to see a fine example of an op-ed piece written by a student, you might take a look at John Sandberg’s “Cruz’s Conservatism.” It’s a well-written column, whether one agrees with him or not.
Lest I forget, here’s the article I mentioned this morning: That’s No Phone. That’s My Tracker.
Here’s the opinion piece I mentioned in class today. It’s by Joseph J. Ellis.