Racism - This is a theme of the book. This is biased views against another person, whether it be due to race, gender, or appearance, that is not often based in scientific truth but in cultural beliefs.
Jackson, Mississippi - This is the main setting of the book.
The Civil Rights Movement - This is the name of a period of time and event in American history in which a series of protests, boycotts, and marches led to a change in the laws that impacted the treatment of African-Americans.
Ole Miss - This is the name of a prestigious university that many of the characters in the novel attended in their home state.
The Jackson Junior League - This is the name of a women's social organization that many of the female characters of the novel belong to. This is also the organization that threw a charity...
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