Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families Topics for Discussion

J. Anthony Lukas
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Discuss the effects of the Martin Luther King assassination on the Divers, McGoffs and Twymons?

What were the issues surrounding Louise Day Hicks? Was she really a bigot? Discuss this using examples from the chapter to support your position.

How did Rachel Twymon and Alice McGoff differ in their views regarding mandatory busing? How did each one handle the situation?

What problems did mandatory busing present in the Boston area? Does it seem logical to assign students to different schools each year? Why or why not?

What problems did Alva and Otis have when they purchased a house in Dorchester? What is the invisible line?

Why did Lisa McGoff change her attitude about her senior year at Charlestown High? What was the result?

Why did the Divers move from the South End? Did they sell out when they left the inner city?

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