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One of the catalysts for Guitar's increased involvement in politics is the Emmett Till case. Discuss the impact of Emmett Till's lynching on the political involvement of Blacks at the time.

Song of Solomon appeared at the same time that the miniseries Roots was playing on television.

Compare Morrison's text to Alex Haley's book, Roots, considering a topic such as the authors' treatment of African-American folklore, portrayal of male characters, or characterization in general.

Choose one of the scenes in the book, and write about how you would stage it as a scene from a play.

Imagine that Milkman has researched his mother's family history, and write an imaginary history of the Fosters.