611-1 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (6-7)

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

1.  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry takes place in Mississippi in 1933.  Yet on January 1, 1863 Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation stating, "All people held as slaves" in the rebel states would be "thenceforward and forever, free."  Expound upon whether or not the Emancipation Proclamation was being followed in Mississippi in 1933 based upon the book you are now reading.

2.  The worst Depression the United States has ever known was during the year 1933.  It affected most countries in the world.  Many people were without work and money was hard to come by.  Predict what would happen to your family if a depression were in effect today.  How would things change for you?

3. How is the Christmas celebrated by the Logan family different or like Christmas's spent in your family?

4.  Make a prediction as to what you think will occur now that the black people are getting their groceries and supplies in Vickesburg rather than from the Wallaces in Strawberry?



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