We see Dana start to pity herself more than others because she comes from a time in which she had laws and rights, and therefore I as a reader could help but feel a certain level of compassion towards Dana. But on the other hand, was able to live slightly better off than the other slaves because of the aforementioned complex relationship she had with Rufus. I found that the way the author describes Dana's struggle, as a person who left her home involuntarily to come and serve someone she has no intentions of serving is a well played symbolization of the struggle the African slaves had to go through when they were involuntarily snatched from their lives to come and serve someone against their will.
Reggie Harris is a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and the Music Education Director of the Living Legacy Project of the Unitarian Universalist Association, co-leading tours through the historic sites of the Civil Rights movement in the South. Solo, and in the duo Kim and Reggie Harris, he has led hundreds of programs on Race and Social Justice. Greg Greenway, one third of the successful folk trio, Brother Sun, has been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered, Mountain Stage, and Car Talk. He’s played Carnegie Hall and had the honor for two years of having his song, “Rosa Parks,” play whenever the web page was opened.