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"Pompey, how do I look?"
"Mighty massa, mighty."
"What do you mean mighty, Pompey?"
"Why massa you look noble."
"What do you mean by 'noble'?"
"Why do you look just like one lion."
"Now Pompey, where have you ever seen a lion?"
"I saw one down in the field the other day."
"Pompey, you foolish fellow, that was a jackass."
"Was it massa? Well, you look just like him."
Who would be most likely to have related this dialogue to whom?

A. A slaveholder to his son
B. A white overseer to his son
C. A slave mother to her son
D. A Confederate schoolboy to his friends
E. A white overseer to another white overseer

Last updated date: 13th Jun 2024
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Hint:Hint: Noble is someone who has high values and principles, whether those who are royal or have good breeding. An example of a noble person is a person who is both fair and charitable. The King is an example of the noble. It's an adjective.

Complete answer:
Slaves have been disciplined by whipping, shackling, beating, mutilation, branding or incarceration. Punishment was more commonly meted out in response to defiance or alleged crimes, but masters or superiors sometimes manipulated slaves to demonstrate control.

Slave mothers were attempting to raise their children's confidence and keep them happy at the same time. Whether you can work out how to fool your master or have fun at his expense, this gives you some psychological space of your own. This little dialog reveals how smart slaves could be. Many blacks heard of this sort of stuff, but it took the Civil Rights Movement to add content like this to popular history teaching. Here the slave fools his master with the knowledge that the master thinks he (the slave) is dumb. A slave holder (A) or a white supervisor (B; E) is unlikely to recount a story that makes them and their race fun. The same is true of a Confederate schoolboy (D).

Hence, the correct answer is option (C).

Note:The civil rights movement in the United States has been a decades-long battle between African Americans and their like-minded allies to end institutionalized racial inequality, disenfranchisement and racial segregation in the United States.