Essay 5
Due April 24 by 3:30 p.m.  Send as a Word document e-mail attachment to rhendric@westga.edu

Directions:  Discussing one or more of the films and/or literary works we have studied since March 27 for how it/they might help us think through issues of historical legacy, write a paper answering one or both of the following questions:

1) Should the state of Georgia formally establish one month each year to observe Confederate History and Heritage?

2) Should the state of Georgia issue a formal apology for its role in slavery?

As you know, both questions have recently been considered by the Georgia legislature.  In making your answer, cite at least two sources beyond the film or literature that engage the question(s) (these may come from the packet of Atlantic Journal-Constitution materials distributed earlier or from other appropriate sources you find on your own).  Document your citations using MLA style (see section 6 of your handbook).

Your paper should be 1,200-1,500 words in length, double spaced, and in MLA format.