I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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Topics for Further Study

(Nonfiction Classics for Students)

Research the history of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1930s and 1940s and today. Note any changes in the activities of this organization over the years and debate whether or not it is still a danger to U.S. society.

Compare employment practices and laws in the 1930s and the 1940s with those of today. Emphasize the status of women and minorities.

Argue whether or not affirmative-action programs have outlived their usefulness. Support your argument with specific examples and current statistics.