The Other Wes Moore

by

Wes Moore

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The Other Wes Moore Symbols

Prison

The central concept of The Other Wes Moore is that, despite similar beginnings, Moore the author ended up leading a successful and fulfilling life while “the other” Wes will spend every day of the rest…

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Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University, an elite institution located in Baltimore, symbolizes both the chance to succeed as well as the dark reality of segregation, inequality, and injustice. One of the first things we learn about Wes

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The Murphy Homes Projects

Where Johns Hopkins symbolizes achievement and opportunity, the Murphy Homes Projects represent the opposite: violence, crime, and wasted potential. Named after the legendary Baltimore educator George Murphy, the Murphy Homes could not be further from…

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