The Road to Memphis Discussion Questions

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Trace the advancement of civil rights in the United States from 1941 to the present. Is there more work to be done? If so, what needs to be done?

How do Cassie's attitudes get her into trouble? How do her attitudes help her along?

Analyze Cassie's family. What are the main dynamics? Who is the leader? Does leadership shift among family members? Why is her family strong?

Cassie and Mort have an argument in Solomon's office about the war. What are Cassie's main points? What are Mort's rebuttals? Why does Solomon ask about what happened to Cassie at the gas station?

Stacey buys his car after becoming disgusted with the segregated bus. The car symbolizes freedom. How would this story turn out without the car?

What are Statler Aames' redeeming qualities? What about Charlie Simms'? If the two antagonists have no redeeming qualities, why does Cassie portray them...

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