She really never found out why the school was closed and was unable to finish school because “in 1927 colored asked fewer questions”(Walker 110).
She also loves and respects her heritage and ancestors from the past.
Dee shows that she does not value heritage by changing her name to Wangero.
She adopts an African name “Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo” and rejects her identity (Walker111).
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Disclaimer: This work has been submitted by a student.Maggie wants to maintain a lasting connection with her heritage and will pass it on into generations to come.Mama Johnson is an uneducated, “large, big-boned woman with rough, man-working hands” (Walker 109).This is not an example of the work produced by our Essay Writing Service.You can view samples of our professional work here.The reason is because of past tradition and history.Maggie is the youngest daughter who lives at home with her mother and enjoys her lifestyle.“Mama thinks she could trace the name Dee in their family, as far back beyond the Civil War”, but Dee fails to see how far back that she can trace her name (Cowart).In times still today, children born have names that are after family members in the past into generations to come.She is a spiritual woman that goes to church and sing church songs.In the story, she has to make a decision about the quilts and which daughter would appreciate them more.