Walking to the Bus-Rider Blues Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Research the history of Montgomery during 1955 and 1956, and write several journal entries each for five people representing different racial and socioeconomic groups (include both ordinary people—these can be based on real people or fictional characters you create—and famous people), keeping their voice authentic, based on their perceptions of events.

2. Consulting contemporary newspaper or magazine sources, prepare a domestic budget for three people based on 1956 prices in Montgomery. Compare budgets for families representing different socioeconomic classes. Are there any coupons or other strategies to reduce costs?

3. Using newspapers, local histories, the internet, or other sources, compare the lives of black and white twelve- and fifteen-year-olds in 1956 Montgomery and modern preteen and teenage residents. Explain which preteen or teen-ager you would prefer to be and why.

4. Research the topics of racism, white supremacy, and hate crimes, and prepare a paper about advances in racial equality...

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Walking to the Bus-Rider Blues from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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