Dreamland Burning Symbols & Objects

Jennifer Latham
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The KKK

The KKK is a symbol of bigotry and hatred, and members of the KKK are instrumental in causing the violence in Tulsa in 1921. This is an organization that pledges the supremacy of whites and is willing to use force against any non-white who challenges the status quo.

The Victrola Receipt

This receipt symbolizes the deal made between Joseph and Stanley, and the fact that Stanley refuses to write Joseph a legitimate receipt. The receipt is also a problem because another white could use it to prove that Stanley was doing business with a black, in violation of the Jim Crow Laws.

Jim Crow Laws

These symbolize the prejudices against blacks during the 1920s. The laws governed the daily lives of blacks, including what interaction they could have with whites and the limitations on their ability to engage in business.

The Wooden Indian

Vernon Fish has...

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