#10 — A Final Question

Consider the book’s epigraph. Now that you have read and thought about Our Declaration, why do you think Dr. Allen chose this quote as her epigraph. What sentiment does it reveal? What does it mean? Do you agree with it?

Although we seem trapped in an age of anger and despair, the alternatives remain the same as in all other ages. We can scuttle— or we can sail the seas. Navigare necesse est. One must chart his course and sail.

ALLISON DAVIS, first tenured African American professor at the University of Chicago, in a graduation address there in 1970. Allen, Danielle (2014-06-23). Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (pp. 10-11). Liveright. Kindle Edition.