Day 1

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    What are examples of inequalities in the schooling available to black students at Great Faith and white children at Jefferson Davis? How are these inequalities enforced by white individuals and institutions?

    Though the children in the county attend segregated schools, all schools, both black and white, are governed by the county school board, which we can assume, particularly given the ledgers on the inside of the books given to Great Faith, is made up of and governed by white people. Not only are the books in very poor condition, their ledgers unabashedly use a racial slur to describe the students at Great Faith. Near the end of the chapter, Mama mentions some of the...

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