Essay Topic 1
In Chapter 1, there are obvious differences between the white school and the black school. Are the differences in the two schools strictly on the surface or do they run deeper? What are the most striking differences? What do the differences reveal about the relationship between blacks and whites during that time?
Essay Topic 2
In the 1930s, blacks are treated like second-class citizens. How does the author show how blacks are treated? In what ways are black children treated as inferior? How are adults treated like second-class citizens? What is different about living conditions for whites and blacks that shows that black people are not as important as whites? In what other ways are blacks of lesser rank than whites?
Essay Topic 3
Most black families, including the Logans, grow cotton. Why is it so important for the Logans to grow cotton? What does cotton symbolize for the...
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