The Disasters in the Two Towns

Joanna W.

Essential Question

What role do leaders play in shaping the way a community responds to a crisis and in preventing other crisis?

The leaders play a role in responding to a crisis and preventing other crisis. In "The Night James Brown Saved Boston", James Brown performed to calm everyone down, get their mind off about how Martin Luther King got assassinated, and stop from burning the city down. In "The Two Towns of Jasper" the mayor brought everything to trial to settle everything down.

The Night James Brown Saved Boston

In "The Night James Brown Saved Boston" Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee and the black community was devastated. James helped the city by performing(singing) and help everyone get their mind off/calm everyone down about what happened with Martin Luther King Jr. He saved the city from burning down, too.

The Two Towns of Jasper

In "The Two Towns of Jasper" James Byrd was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death by three white men, which were Shawn Berry, Lawrence Russell Brewer, and John King.

What weakness in society contributed to "The Two Towns of Jasper"?

Answer: Race Relations

What was the purpose of the night James Brown performed?

Answer: The healing effect

In "The Two Towns of Jasper" some black people couldn't get a job as easily as white people. How was everyone treated in the City?

Answer: Color lines very clearly drawn

In "The Night James Brown Saved Boston" Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. What was the purpose of James Brown's performance and what did he want everyone in his city to become?

Answer: Community

In "The Night James Brown Saved Boston" the white people said the black people couldn't get a job and get paid less, what was this a sign of?

Answer: Segregation

What was a very important part in the decision in court, in "The Two Towns of Jasper"?

Answer: Community

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