The Glory Field follows the lives of The Lewis Family of South Carolina through the generations beginning with Muhummad Bilal in the time of slavery(1753) and ending with Malcolm Lewis in 1994.

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This blog is being created by Division 2 at Bayview Community School.

Scroll down to read many interesting facts in all the posts on Slavery, South Carolina, Jim Crow Laws, The Civil Rights Movement, Reverend Martin Luther King and The Glory Field. Keep on checking this blog for new updates on the The Glory Field and social developments following the time line of The Glory Field.

At the bottom of this blog read a summary of the novel, The Glory Field.

Don't forget to check out the students' links and read their blog scrapbooks. They contain many thoughts and feelings about the novel and virtual artifacts from the different times and places, and social events based on The Glory Field.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thanks for visiting.

Hello, It's been a year since I last posted anything, and to my surprise again, since last March of 2013, the number of views to the blog has doubled! As of today, we have had 8,414 page views! That is very cool!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thanks for visiting our blog.

It's been a few years now since my students made these blogs, and I'm thrilled to see that it has had many visitors. I was shocked to see more than 4000 visits. Please feel free to comment. Enjoy and thanks for visiting.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Best student blog.

If you are visiting this blog, the best student blog is (gloryfield-baylee)Baylee's.  You can find it in the student link section of the blog and the bottom right hand list of links.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

(Baylee's) Response to 'The Glory Field'


(By Baylee L)

From 1750 to 1994, the Lewis's struggled with being an African American family living in South Carolina. They're first ancestor was shackled and thrown in a boat with thousands of other captives, and through time the loveable family saw slavery, tasted freedom, and lived through victory and triumph. Walter Dean Myers captured the amazing story of the Lewis family in The Glory Field through the eyes of some of the greatest, bravest, most relatable Lewis's.


The Glory Field was an amazing book, with touching insight and little details that make your heart break. You really feel as though you're beside the character, sharing their experience- you can imagine yourself running from the hounds with Lizzy and Lem, or paddling the little 'Pele Queen' through the vicious waves, squished between Elijah and Abbey. I would read this book over and over again.

My favourite parts in The Glory Field are Elijah's and Malcom's. I love Elijah's character because he is so tenacious and determined, nothing will get in his way. "We aint going unless we get thirty-five dollars," Elijah said. "Cash money." (Pg. 101) I also love Malcom's character, because he was incredibly brave and tolerant to take Shep all the way to Curry Island. He went on an amazing, life changing journey. He, Malcom, was exploring what it meant to be black. Shep was giving him another definition. (Pg. 343) Both these characters were so inspiring.

The only thing I would change about the book is I'd add some sad endings. It's all happily-ever-after for all the characters, but I think it would be even stronger if there wasnt a so-happy ending. I know its hard to do that to a character, but I think it would move the reader even more.

I love The Glory Field and would recommend it to everyone and anyone. I think the author did a great job of making his point. "Those shackles didnt rob us of being black, son, they robbed us of being human." (back cover). This is the best book ever!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

2 civil rights key events (Will)

2 Civil Rights Key Events (Will)
1: Two students from a university sat in a lunch counter and was refused service, but they start a sit in and refused to leave.

2: An African-American named Rosa Parks sat down in the colored section of a bus and refused to give up her spot to a white person, and this therefore started a boycott in that area.

2 civil rights key events (Will)

2 Civil Rights Key Events (Will)
1: Two students from a university sat in a lunch counter and was refused service, but they start a sit in and refused to leave.

2: An African-American named Rosa Parks sat down in the colored section of a bus and refused to give up her spot to a white person, and this therefore started a boycott in that area.

2 civil rights key events (Will)

2 Civil Rights Key Events (Will)
1: Two students from a university sat in a lunch counter and was refused service, but they start a sit in and refused to leave.

2: An African-American named Rosa Parks sat down in the colored section of a bus and refused to give up her spot to a white person, and this therefore started a boycott in that area.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Emmet Till poll opinion (will)

i agree because then that made history and alot of people where touched by this boy's story. It inspired these people to start sit ins, and was a big boost for the civil rights movement.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I disagree(Emitt Till)

I disagree because after that case, maybe, they feel they don't have any power. Maybe they will be become too afraid. I think most of them don't want to die like Emitt Till.

Emmitt Louis Till Poll, Opinion-Louis

I agree because these whites had to know what they have done to this black boy because of only different color