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Chapter 4:

The Young People Who Refused to Go Back Inside

Pre-Reading Glossary

  • Proclamation

  • State-sanctioned

  • Oppression

  • Confederate Monument

  • Comrades

  • Attainable

  • Status quo 

  • Conviction

Essential Question

How can you contribute to the river of resistance?

Comprehension Check

Question 1

What does the young woman who’d been shot by a shotgun, say she did the day after being shot?

Question 2

What does she think may happen if people stop protesting? Why?

Question 3

What are 3 examples of the “rainstorm” of struggle and resistance given in this chapter?

Question 4

Why do you think so many of these movements are led by young people?

Question 5

Why does Mawuli highlight so many youths led organizing efforts in this chapter.

Question 6

Do you think these youth-led movements are effective?


Venn Diagram – SNCC, BPP, BLM, SAAE

Suppose you were to create your own organization. What would be the 6 tenets of your organization? Create a logo for your organization.

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