Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Setting & Symbolism

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Good Faith School

Like all black children in the community, the Logans attend the dismal, ill-heated school housed in four weather-beaten houses on brick stilts. The classrooms, separated only by curtains, lack equipment, including desks, paper, maps, erasers, blackboards, and chalk. Black students have to walk up to 3 ? hours each way to school, while white students ride a bus to a modern, clean, white school building with an immaculate lawn and a large sports field.

Logan Land

Unlike the majority of their neighbors, who are sharecroppers, the Logans own their land. Cassie's grandfather purchased it, and half of it is free of mortgage. Cassie has a strong sense of connectedness to the land. She doesn't think of it as belonging to any one person but to the whole family, including her grandmother and Uncle Hammer. The land frees the Logans from the economic oppression of Harlan Granger, the...

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