Reading Questions: Alex Haley's "My Furthest Back Person: The African"

Based on Alex Haley's moving essay "My Furthest Back Person: The African," these 11 questions support comprehension and prepare readers for discussion of the text. Use this tool, and the essay, as a nonfiction addition to units on slavery, African-American studies, autobiography, or family trees. Your class could conduct genealogical research and report about it using the essay for inspiration.

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