Student Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why did Henry Lewis's family migrate from the South to the North?

  2. How did William Henry Lewis overcome racial and economic barriers to make a better life for himself and others?

  3. Why was education so important to Lewis?


Reporter's notebookImagine that you are a reporter and you have to write a newspaper article about William H. Lewis. In this lesson, you will learn about the life of William Henry Lewis and about 'The Great Migration' of many former slaves and their families in the south who moved to other parts of the United States.

You will explore newspaper articles and Massachusetts laws to also read an article about the incident between Lewis and a barber that occured during Lewis' time at Harvard Law School. As a reporter, you will write a newspaper article about the incident.

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