Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Act 1, Scene 1 Abstract
* The setting is in Nicodemus, Kansas, an all-black community.
* Miss Leah and her daughter Sophie discuss how the black community of Nicodemus needs to stay strong and together. Another sister, Fannie, is outside with friend Wil.
* The audience learns Sophie and Fannie came from Memphis.
* Sophie and Fannie talk about Minnie, their little...
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