John Henry: American LEgend

Anna Terese Aucoin

The legend of John Henry

  • John Henry was an African American.
  • He was known for using his hammer to carve out tunnels for trains.
  • Nicknamed "The Steel Driving Man," he worked for the C&O railroad.

Qualities of John Henry

  • The folk tale of John Henry exemplifies a lesson/moral by showing how one's passion can also be the death of them.
  • Also, this legend displays a conflict because John Henry is forced to face a steam drill in a contest in which he must drill further.