Pretend you are one of the main characters in this story, and write a journal entry about one of the major events.
Write a letter from Dorcas to Joe, explaining why she is breaking up with him, or write a letter from Joe to Violet, explaining his affair with Dorcas.
Briefly research what Harlem is like in the 1920s, and summarize your findings in 10-15 bullet points.
Break up into groups of three to four students. Based on Morrison's descriptions, draw pictures of Violet and Dorcas and share them with the rest of the class.
Pretend you are Malvonne, and you are publishing a gossip newsletter for the neighborhood. Be sure to include headlines, interviews, and anything else you think reveals more about the characters.
History of Jazz
Using the Internet, research the history of...
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