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Book Club Kits: The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave

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Book Summary

The Willie Lynch Letter And The Making of A Slave written by Willie Lynch is widely considered to be one of the top 100 most controversial books of all time. For many, The Willie Lynch Letter And The Making of A Slave is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others The Willie Lynch Letter And The Making of a Slave is simply a highly controversial book that they must have as a reference tool and for self enlightment. Published by Classic Books America and beautifully produced, The Willie Lynch Letter And The Making of A Slave should be a part of everyone's personal library.

Discussion Questions

  1. The language and sentiments used in this letter can be difficult to read. How did this make you feel when reading it?

  1. If Willie Lynch studied American society today, would he feel a sense of accomplishment?

  1. What modern examples of this type of control do you see?

  1. Many people say that this letter is fake. Do you feel this is could be a letter written in the 18th or not?

  1. Do you believe that mental slavery exists today?

  1. The Letter promotes the use of “divide and conquer” to control African American people. Are there other examples of this tactic being successful in controlling a people?

  1. What do you think was the purpose behind this letter? What did the author hope to accomplish?

  1. What other materials have you read that support or oppose what is written in the Letter?

  1. If this letter is a fake, did the author accomplish what he set out to do?

  1. Some writers say this letter is a strong argument against white supremacy. Do you agree?