chapter  3
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Africans Confront the American Situation

There were no smooth flights to freedom for most Africans who sought self-expression. In every situation there was danger and the possibility of disrespect and even death, yet nothing could be as dear to them as their freedom from perpetual bondage, and so, as others would likely do, they risked their lives to attain it. They would confront war, lynching, and hostile racial attitudes but would never end their relentless advance toward freedom.