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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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In the novel, which children of the community attended Great Faith school?

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The Great Faith school was where the African-American children went to school; the white children went to the Jefferson Davis school.  The "separate but equal" doctrine of the Plessy vs. Ferguson case is well illustrated in the differences between the two institutions.  Jefferson Davis is a clean, relatively new building...

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The Great Faith school was where the African-American children went to school; the white children went to the Jefferson Davis school.  The "separate but equal" doctrine of the Plessy vs. Ferguson case is well illustrated in the differences between the two institutions.  Jefferson Davis is a clean, relatively new building with a football field, and a bus, and an American flag that hangs on the pole beneath the flag of the state of Mississippi.  The Great Faith school, described by Cassie as "a dismal end to an hour's journey," sits up on stilts, "classrooms" are divided by a curtain instead of walls, and the books the kids are issued were thrown away by the Jefferson Davis school. 

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