Everything you need to understand or teach The Road to Memphis by Mildred Taylor.
Cassie Logan tells the tale about her family and friends who help to bring Moe Turner out of a tight situation in Mississippi, just as World War II is starting. Moe has struck the three Aames brothers with a crowbar, seriously injuring one, after the brothers harass him. In the segregated South of 1941, this is a serious infraction that could result in a lynching or long jail term. Stacey Logan owns a car that he bought in Strawberry from a sympathetic lawyer, Wade Jamison. The young people work together and drive Moe to Memphis, where he takes a train to the relative safety of Chicago.
Traveling in Mississippi by car is dangerous for blacks. Most black people do not own cars as nice as Stacey's. This attracts the harassment of other white people, but some help the group of young people to achieve their mission. The policy of segregation... View more of the The Road to Memphis Summary
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