by Ida B. Wells

1892

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Excerpt from Southern Horrors: Lynch Laws in All Its Phases" by Ida B. Wells.

In “Excerpt from Southern Horrors: Lynch Laws in All Its Phases,” historical activist Ida B. Wells discusses the injustice and horrors of Southern lynch laws, focusing especially on the violence enacted against African Americans following the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.  

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Justice, Freedom & Equality, and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?", "What is fair?", and "What are the effects of prejudice?"

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