A Lesson Before Dying

by: Ernest J. Gaines

Context Quick Quiz

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Ernest J. Gaines was born during what historical period of hardship in the U.S.?

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At age nine, Gaines began working in the fields harvesting ___.

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In what year did Gaines complete his famous novel, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman?

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A Lesson Before Dying spans a century-long period of systemic discrimination in U.S. history known as ___.

5 of 5
Jim Crow laws remained in effect until the passage of which law in 1964?