Connections and Roots “ I need to go somewhere I can feel I’m living.”
Education <ul><li>There are two elementary schools uptown </li></ul><ul><li>“ I said were all in the same shape, Higgins, the white schools just as much as the colored schools. We take what the state gives us, and we make the best of it” </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>“ there were two elementary schools uptown, one catholic, one public, for whites; and the same back of town for colored” </li></ul><ul><li>When you look at these schools you see some thing are the same and different such as they teach the same thing the only thing is that black schools have older books or they have books that are not in a good shape </li></ul>
Family Unit <ul><li>I saw my aunt and miss Emma sitting at the table in the kitchen. I was sorry now that I had came directly home, because miss Emma was the last person I wanted to see. </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>As you see that it is a hard time for Jefferson and his family to go throw they have to try and get throw the pain they have and deal with the future like when they tried so hard to get grant to be a man and that was is aunt and godmother last wish. </li></ul>
Maturation and “ growing up ” <ul><li>Jefferson, and she is asking for only one thing in this world. Walk like a man. </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>When first read the lesson before dying you see this man who as reach age of 21 and has a mind like a teenager has learn that you have to grow up at some point and be a man even if he is about to die in jail it would be his godmother and aunt last wish before he dies. </li></ul>To remain a child No worries in the world A robin in a tree, a flower in the spring is all it takes to bring a smile to your face Faith the dreams come true Honest to the test Seeing the good in all who cross our path Worry consumes our day A pot of gold and diamond jewels do not unfreeze our frown Dreams are not reality Excuses are our nature Critical of all who are not us Why must we grow up Why not see the world through the eyes of a child Even in our adult years?
Music <ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>Music in this story is slow and it match the time period </li></ul>A couple from one of the other tables had gotten up and chosen a record on the jukebox. It was blues, the tempo slow, and the two people danced close together.
We are family I got all my sisters with me We are family Get up ev'rybody and sing Ev'ryone can see we're together As we walk on by (FLY!) and we fly just like birds of a feather I won't tell no lie (ALL!) all of the people around us they say Can they be that close Just let me state for the record We're giving love in a family dose (CHORUS x2) Living life is fun and we've just begun To get our share of the world's delights (HIGH!) high hopes we have for the future And our goal's in sight (WE!) no we don't get depressed Here's what we call our golden rule Have faith in you and the things you do You won't go wrong This is our family Jewel Sister Sledge
Rural America <ul><li>The jury, twelve white men good and true, still sentenced him to death. Now his godmother wants me visit him and make him know – prove to these white men – that he’s not a hog, that he’s a man. I’m supposed to make him a man. Grant said who am I? God? </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>know that Jefferson in the court all men on the jury think he is know a hog because his attorney just thinks of him as someone that well never be anything in his life but a farm boy who is never going to grow up </li></ul>
Social Inequalities Bayonne was a small town of about six thousand. Approximately three thousand five hundred whites; approximately two thousand five hundred colored.