Short Essay Answer Key
1. What were Thomas Moss's final words before he was lynched in Tennessee?
Thomas Moss was given the opportunity to say something before he was killed. Moss told his people to go west because they would not find justice where they were now.
2. Ultimately, why was Thomas Moss lynched?
Thomas Moss was lynched because his ownership of a grocery took away from the business of the White grocery. The White grocery owner wanted a monopoly on the grocery business in the town, and the grocery of Moss took the monopoly away from the White grocery owner.
3. What caused Mary Church Terrell to plunge head-first into a life of vibrant activism?
Several factors led to Mary Church Terrell's commitment to activism. First, a friend of hers was lynched. Second, her newborn died in a poorly equipped hospital. Lastly, because of the...
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