- On page 71, Dana discovers why no one in the past (except for Rufus) seems to like or trust her.
No one in the past really did not like Dana because she wasn’t like everybody else. The clothes she wore weren’t like anybody else’s. Even though she said she was a free woman her appearance did not look like it. The way she dressed and spook was really different from everybody else did in that time and ago. Her shoes were old and run down, her jeans were dirty, maybe with holes in them and her shirt dusty and dingy. She spook very proper like a white person or even better. Her speak was not like the other slaves. So in my opinion this lead me to believe she stood out among the other black people. Dana was very intelligent she could read and write and other blacks could not. Blacks were not supposed to know how to read and write back during slaver times. This was illegal and grounds punishment. A lot of people didn’t like Dana because of what she knew and what she knew how to do.
What does she discover?
Through Dana’s time travel she discovers she has traveled back to the year of 1815. Even though the southern slave owner is white, Dana’s family records show that in the future the white slave owner is the father of the first woman in her family. Her name is Hagar Weylin. Dana discovered the slave owner will impregnate Alice Greenwood. Dana saves Rufus who is a young version of the slave owner.
Dana witnessed her ancestor Alice father get beat by white patrollers. He left his slave home to visit Alice without permission and the patrollers beat him for it.
Could something like this ever happen today? Explain.
Yes, in 1991 Rodney King was beat by police. hitting King in the head and lying twenty-six times in his police Rodney was struck a total of 56 times
In May 29, 2009. A black man by named Ronnie Holloway from New Jersey was beat by Police officer Joseph R. Rios III. Officer Joseph beat him with his fist and a baton; it was recorded by a surveillance camera.
In June 21, 2007 Mr. and Mrs. Warren both attorney’s became victims of police brutality in Brooklyn. They witnessed NYPD officers kicking and stomping a handcuffed young black man. Mr. Warren told the police officers they were lawyers, and told him to stop and just take the young man to the jail. One of the officers said he didn’t care and get back to car. His words were actually curse words.
They returned to their car, and Mr. Warren began to write down the license plate numbers of the police vehicles as they watched them put the bleeding young man in a car. The officer in charged went to the car and attacked him. He punched him through the window. Shouting, ‘Get out of the car!’ He dragged him out of the car, ripping my shirt and pants. He then punched Mrs. Warren in her in the face.” Both were arrested and taken to jail charged with obstruction, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.
- In what ways does time travelling lead Dana to experiences the likes of which she has never had and act in ways that she would never believe herself capable of?
Dana discovers she is stronger than she thought she was. She was a city suborn girl so she has not experience a rough life. So going back in time showed her how her an sector lived survived and died at the hand of white men.
- When Dana returns home the second time, what precautions are taken in case she time travels again?
When Dana returned the second time from returning from the past Dana’s husband Kevin gave her satchel with items such as a knife, rope, rulers to protect herself against white men when she returns to the past. They went to the library to find out exactly how to make up a form stating she is a free slave. They wanted to make sure they got something from era. When Dana went back to the past Kevin gave her a knife an a bag or something so if she went back in time again she would be self or have something to pretest herself with and nothing else could prepared her for the past. Kevin was probably better protection for me than free papers would have been
- What additional precautions might you have taken?
Additional precautions that could have been taken are studding all about the eighteen hundreds. Finding out about the white men. How did the black people protect themselves and survive slavery. I would have brought more weapons, bullet proof vest. Boat training.