As we dive into the Civil Rights Movement, some overall discussion questions you should think about could be the following:
- How does the author’s voice and/or tone reflect the ideas in their writing?
- Is this writing situational (i.e. only pertains to a certain event from the Civil Rights Movement, or the era in general), or is the writing universal (i.e. is it timeless, can it be pertained to today)?
- What does this writing reveal about the past and the present in terms of racism, discrimination, censorship, or freedom of speech?
Ms. Abney and Mr. Green