Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom - Chapter 3 – 5 Summary & Analysis

Lynda Blackmon Lowery
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In Chapter 3, Lynda describes how they get into a routine of marching and then going to jail, being released, and then marching again. Each time, the children are packed into small, uncomfortable jail cells. They look to each other for support and sing together for comfort. A system is also developed so that some children stay at school and take notes and tests for the others.

In Chapter 4, Lynda reflects how after a peaceful march in the town of Marion, a man named Jimmie Lee Jackson is shot by the police. Lynda and a group of other children are in jail and after Lynda uses a broom to break the winder to shout for help for her sick friend, they are locked in an iron, windowless room called the sweatbox, where they pass out from the heat. Afterwards, Lynda joins her father at Jimmie...

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