Study Guide: Listening Is an Act of Love

B. Reading the Stories

7. THERESA BURROUGHS interviewed by her daughter TONI LOVE

Pre-reading statement of opinion:  “All men are created equal” is a key phrase in the Declaration of Independence.  Do you agree with this statement?  Why or why not?

Post-reading guided summary:  Tell why persistence led to Theresa Burrough’s right to vote.  Give examples in her quest to realize this right that portray the dignity of her struggle.

Personal response:  Write your reaction to one or two aspects of the summary you have written, and try to connect this response to the opinion that you expressed before reading the StoryCorps transcript.