Life Is So Good By George Dawson And Richard Glaubman

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In the book Life is so Good, George Dawson and Richard Glaubman give a very rare representation of life in the early 1900s. George Dawson, a poor and illiterate black man tells life as it is through his experiences. These many life experiences are portrayed in new stories told chapter by chapter intrigue the reader of the book. This paper will review Dawson’s many stories and his perspective on life at the time, as well as the way his views and mindset compares to the philosophy of African Americans at this time. Starting out at the earliest memory of George Dawson’s life, this book travels with George on his incredible story of his life. George’s mindset was instilled at an early age through his grandmother, “President Lincoln, he didn’t free us to be lazy and no good. He freed us to work hard and improve ourselves.”(Chapter 2, Page 14). This was his philosophy throughout the entire book. From the very beginning George was on a mission to make sure that whatever he did he would always work extremely hard, even in the hardest and worst of jobs. Not only was he a very hard working man, but he was also always trying to be kind hearted and never was afraid to lend a hand to help someone if he could. He was like this despite all of the racism and segregation that he had witnessed throughout his long life. One of the most horrific events in his life was when at the age of 10 he witnessed his friend, Pete, get lynched for nothing. Pete was originally thought to have raped a
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