In “One Friday Morning” by Langston Hughes, Nancy Lee, an African-American high school student, living in the North of the United States, expects to be awarded a college scholarship in a painting competition. Though she is not sure about the award, she is confident that her painting is very good. Nancy appreciates life at the high school, the teachers, and her colleagues and seldom feels colored. Miss Dietrich is the art teacher who taught her how to be ordered on paper while also being creative. Nancy’s painting is a park landscape where children play, with an American flag swinging in the wind and an old African-American woman who is looking at the flag. Nancy is proud of being African-American but also believes in the American dream of a...

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