After reading the short story "Everyday use" from an African American author, Alice Walker, Tom organized a trip for our class to the
- A votive candle is a small, typically white or beeswax yellow, candle, originally intended to be burnt as a votive offering in a religious ceremony.
- Snowball's chance in hell: No chance at all, as in He hasn't a snowball's chance in hell of getting there in two hours. This idiom, nearly always used negatively, alludes to the traditional view of hell as extremely hot, causing snow to melt at once.
- Elizabeth Keckley, a black woman, was Mrs. Lincoln's seamstress.
- Thomas Jefferson had a mistress after his wife died. His mistress was a black woman and they had a daughter named Harriet Hemings.
- Mulatto: a term of Spanish or Portuguese origin usually describing a person with significant amounts of both white European and black African ancestry.
- Book: In Darkest Africa, by Henry M. Stanley