Black Ice Setting & Symbolism

Lorene Cary
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St. Paul's School

St. Paul's School is a mostly all-white prep school in New Hampshire. It has a beautiful campus, strict rules and high achieving standards.

Yeadon

Yeadon is a suburb of Philadelphia where black professionals live.

Wombats

Wombats are the mentally challenged white kids who serve food in the cafeteria.

Rectory

Rectory is a series of three beautiful, brick buildings at St. Paul's. The chapel is part of the Rectory.

Turn out

To turn out means when a black person uses their strong will to stand up against a white person who is not listening to her/him.

Afro-Am

Afro-Am is the black students' group at St. Paul's.

Simpson

Simpson is Lorene's dormitory during her junior year.

Third World Group

Third World Group is the minority student group at St. Paul's.

Match

Match is the Spanish teacher's match that he uses to light cigarettes. When students party...

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