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  • What were some of the ways in which Tourgee’s background as an author and advocate inspire them to work in the Supreme Court Case Plessy V. Ferguson?
  • How could depictions of African Americans by African American add to this paper? Was this something Tourgee considered much?
  • Does Tourgee’s largely negative depictions of how white southerners saw African Americans add to the argument that the only way in which slavery could have ever been eradicated was through a bloody Civil War?
  • To what extent did Tourgee associate with the Quakers, the individuals who he bought the land from in Greensboro, North Carolina? Did their peaceful mindset impact his wish for equality for African Americans and an end to tensions between races?