Using clues from the text, view a map of Oklahoma and try to find a plausible location for the fictional town of Ruby.
Conduct some research and prepare a report on actual all-black towns in U.S. history.
Read another of Toni Morrison's novels and give a presentation to the class.
Plot and Timeline
Examine the text to find out what year Ruby was founded and then make a timeline of important events in U.S. history over the next twenty years that would have held special significance to African Americans.
The state of Oklahoma, setting of the novel Paradise, has an unusual history compared to other states. Prepare a brief presentation on the history of Oklahoma, and present it to your classmates.
Toni Morrison's novel "Beloved" was made into a movie in 1998. DVD copies of the movie...
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