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Blood-Burning Moon Discussion Questions

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Investigate the resurgence of lynchings in the South during the 1920s and explain why or why not Tom's lynching is representative of what was happening.

Research the anti-lynching crusade that attempted to get federal legislation passed. In addition to Ida B. Wells, who else was involved? What finally happened to the movement?

Research the ways in which segregation was practiced in the South during the 1920s and 1930s. In what other ways might Louisa and Tom have experienced segregation during this period?

Explore symbolic meanings given to the moon in African American folktales and culture. How might various beliefs about the moon suggest different meanings in "Blood-Burning Moon?"

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