What is the situation involving the Wallace store and the shopping in Vicksburg in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry? Should be at least a paragraph. I didn't quite understand the situation at the...

What is the situation involving the Wallace store and the shopping in Vicksburg in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Should be at least a paragraph. I didn't quite understand the situation at the Wallace store and the shopping situation in Vickburg.

Expert Answers
bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Because of the Wallace's known hatred of blacks and, in part due to their high prices, the Logans decided that they would make the much longer trip to Vicksburg in order to buy food and other necessities. The Logans made a proposal to other local black families that they would also be willing to purchase goods for their friends as well--effectively creating a black boycott of the Wallace's store. The Wallace's store had also become an unsavory place of business, and it had become somewhat dangerous for their black patrons; so, the trip to Vicksburg seemed like a good idea to the Logans for financial as well as moral reasons.

Read the study guide:
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Access hundreds of thousands of answers with a free trial.

Start Free Trial
Ask a Question