Sadarri retells a story of heroism that her mother, Rose, remembered as a child. The story takes place in Holly Springs, Mississippi in the late 1920’s when Sadarri’s Uncle Carl was set to be lynched for “speaking out of turn”. This story is about the unlikely hero who saved the life of Carl Esko Lucas who was truly a Black man dead and resurrected from the dust.
- What effects did the jailing of Carl and the actions of the KKK have on his family?
- Why is the story called Unsung Hero?
- Was the deputy the only hero in the story? Explain. What does being a true hero mean to you?
- They Called Themselves the KKK by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
- Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case, (By Chris Crowe)
- Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till
- (By Simeon Wright and Herb Boyd)
- Online Resource: http://www.myhero.com/go/home.asp
- African American/Black History
- European American/Whites
- Stereotypes and Discrimination
- Taking A Stand and Peacemaking