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Chapter 3_mini

Chapter 2_mini

(Top Left)
Roadside shacks typical of Mississippi in the 1960s.

(Above)
A shack in Mound Bayou.

(Bottom Left)
The 10-room Newton home the Krugers left when they moved to Mississippi.

(Below)
The trailers that became the Krugers’ home in Mound Bayou.

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Chapter 6_mini

(Top Right)
A page from John F. Kennedy High School’s 1967-68 yearbook showing Aura Kruger teaching English.

(Above)
The three younger Kruger children on their first day of school at St. Gabriel’s: Jo (10), Charles (11), Philip (13).

(Right)
The unheated shacks were miserable when snow came to Mississippi.

(Bottom Right)
Shacks lining the road.

(Below)
Aura’s yearbook picture from her first year of teaching at John F. Kennedy High School in Mound Bayou.

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Chapter 5_mini

Chapter 7_mini

Chapter 8_mini

Chapter 1_mini

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Chapter 11 Ending_mini

(Top Left)
Another example of Mississippi poverty.

(Bottom Left)
Eleven-year-old Jo with her parents, Aura and Leon.

(Above)
The road leading away from Mound Bayou.

(Below)
Sign at the state line, crossing from Tennessee to Mississippi. Photo by Elizabeth Norman

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