Me and Luf

By Richard Van Camp, Fort Smith

Introduction

This story is from Northern Writes 2, Entries from the 1993 Literacy Week Writing Contest. Me and Luf is about love and mixed race relationships in the old days. It starts as a poem about the narrator's own life experiences. Then he relates a love story he was told by a man when he was ten years old. The story ends again with a three-line poem, bringing the reader back to the narrator's personal experience.

This story is an opportunity for learners to explore the use of the Internet to search for historical events and to examine racism in the past and present.

This section first presents a list of six learning activities and the written text for the story. The pages following the written text give instructor notes and handouts for each activity, in the order on the list. At the end of the section are useful resources and websites about the topic.

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