by Eunice Jarrett
High school students organizing a memorial service for a teacher trigger an emotional process for Eunice who is asked to step out of her comfort zone, again. Family life and school life create race-related expectations.
- How did expectations based on race shape the students’ behavior at Eunice’s school?
- Can you name talents or skills that are reflected in Eunice’s family? What about your family? What gifts do you see in yourself and your relatives?
- What is the impact of constantly hearing stereotypes – positive or negative – about you and groups to which you belong?
- In this story, what makes a simple request to sing seem so troubling?
March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Three graphic novels)
A Raisin in the Sun a play by Lorraine Hansberry
Article in Northwest Indiana’s newspaper about Eunice’s sister, Annie Hicks, who was the first black teacher in Hammond, Indiana –
Facts about school integration in the U.S. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_integration_in_the_United_States
African American/Black History
Civil Rights Movement
Education and Life Lessons
Family and Childhood
Taking a Stand and Peacemaking