- What is justice?
- Addie Ann says that she heard that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t like violence. Who was Dr. King? With what did Dr. King think that people should fight instead of weapons?
- Throughout the hearing and trial, Addie Ann has moments when she doubts Uncle Bump’s innocence. Does this make her disloyal? Why or why not?
- What can you figure out or infer about Mrs. Worth’s economic status? Is she rich or poor or somewhere in between? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
- How is Miss Gold treated by Mr. Tate and the judge? If you were on trial in 1963 Mississippi, would you prefer to have Mr. Hickock or Miss Gold as your lawyer? Why?
VIDEO—DELTA BLUES (1 min. 56)
What is the Delta blues? What role did this music play in the civil rights movement? What is the relationship between the blues and rock?