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What was the cause of John Henry Berry's death?

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rollofthunder | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 2, 2010 at 1:44 AM via web

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What was the cause of John Henry Berry's death?

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danceqt | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 2, 2010 at 8:57 AM (Answer #1)

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He died because the Wallace's burnt him and his family

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted March 2, 2010 at 2:41 AM (Answer #2)

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In the book "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" black sharecroppers and the Logans who own their own land struggle to cope with racial aggression in the south.  One of the bad things that happens in the community are the night riders who perform evil harm to the black people

The Berry family were victims of Mr. Wallace and the nightriders.  They had poured kerosene over Mr. Berry and his nephews and set them on fire.  John Henry Berry died. The other nephew and Mr. Berry lived but were in terrible shape.

 

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