A Kind of Freedom Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson
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• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Wilkerson Sexton, Margaret. A Kind of Freedom. Counterpoint, 2017. 1st ed.

• This story begins in the winter of 1944 during World War II.

• Jim Crow laws in the southern United States continued the racial oppression of African-Americans.

• Evelyn and Ruby are Black sisters who live in the affluent Seventh Ward of New Orleans in Louisiana.

• The social racism of the time dictated that lighter skin was superior; therefore, the light skin Evelyn and Ruby have is deemed special.

• Evelyn is about to be 22 and is in her second year of nursing school at Dillard University.

• Ruby is 20 and attends vocational school nearby, walking there with Evelyn.

• Ruby can be temperamental, so Evelyn has always adjusted her behaviors to make Ruby happy.

• The sisters see Andrew, a young man they know, who comes from a prominent...

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