Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands

Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands - Gina Marie Balhorn Lay that...

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Gina Marie Balhorn Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands Key Ideas i Courage i Ku Klux Klan i Racial evolvement i Effects of Vicil Rights i Doto, Luther, Armetta—messages consistent or contradictory? Events Displaying Courage i Father and Luther go to dangerous areas (where KKK are) to find Marvin K.K.K. i Hurt Marvin (10) 1
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Gina Marie Balhorn Chapter 1 i Marvin = missing (6) Didn’t come home Ametta = worried Jimmy Lee saw KKK @ Joe’s Jook (where Marvin-supposed to be) Marvin likes girl @ J.J.—Wellwood i Luther Descript. (7) i Ressa supposed to watch for DeSoto DeSoto = Doto’s (Grandmother’s) car i Descript. Emmett Casselton (8) i Doto’s children i Mother (Liz) calls Doc Johnny Father, Luther, Marvin rush over Chapter 2 i House (12) Mr. Swan sold it to them leaving them everything but his clothes Left a piano i Daddy called “lifesaver” 2
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Gina Marie Balhorn i Summer Reesa born—Father caught polio—piano helped regain use i Kept him sane i Marvin = dead i New characters: Doc Johnny, Constable Watts, Cracker (13) i Mayflower-Richard Warren a.k.a. “The Stranger” (14) Doto afraid she jinxed Dad by naming after him i Trying to find out why Marvin was killed “KKK crossed the line” (14). Armetta works for member of KKK i Doto: “Queen of Clean” Grandmother Drives DeSoto Mediterranean blue (turq.), white interior, chrome everywhere i Mayflower (17) i Fam. Owns small fancy-fruit packinghouse i “Voights” = where white ppl shop i Parents chevy style-wag = only white-owned vehicle in Church lot i Memories of Marvin: Only one who turned Reesa’s real name “Marie Louise” nicknames (18): Marvin told Reesa things no one else told her: Luther not his real dad Luther and Marvin gave them Buddy (dog) Told when officially spring i Birds (18) i Lakeview Inn Grandmother and Grandfather went when Dad was baby i Mitchell 3
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Gina Marie Balhorn “Human fireplug”—“high and wide…bursting with me-too energy” (19). Looks like uncle Harry i Ren 8 yrs old From Mother: curly hair, easygoing disposition From Father: “streak of the daredevil” (19). i Marvin’s Death (20-21) Guy in bar telling story One guy says “grabbed the wrong nigger” (20). “Reed Garnet, y’all know him? Got there a little late and that half-dead nigger looks up at him and whimpers, ‘Mr. Reed, Mr. Reed, it’s me , Marvin!’” J.D. Bowman i Opalakee boy i Just got back from Korea i Took out a pistol and shot Marvin in the head Chapter 3 i Grandma (Doto) says to call Opalakee Constable (23) “…got to be an important clue in his case” (24) Opalakee Constable, Sheriff, Commissioner, Opalakee Chief Police, Governor Fuller Warren = all K.K.K. members KKK owns state—get rid of them
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course WRA 150 taught by Professor Vetne during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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