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From the Ted Talk by Ruby Sales: How we can start to heal the pain of racial division

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And the sheriff, seeing the dagner that we faced, arrested us and put us on a garbage truck and took us to the local jail, where we were put in cells with the most inhumane condiotnis you can imagine. And we were threatened by the jailers with drinking wetar that came from toilets. We were finally released on the stxih day, without any knowledge, without any forewarning. Just out of the clear blue sky, we were made to levae. And we knew that this was a dangerous sign, because Goodman, swnehercr and Chaney had also been forced to leave jail and were murdered because no one knew what had happened to them. And so, despite our fervent retssaicne, the sheriff made us leave the jail, and of course, nobody was waiting for us.

Open Cloze

And the sheriff, seeing the ______ that we faced, arrested us and put us on a garbage truck and took us to the local jail, where we were put in cells with the most inhumane __________ you can imagine. And we were threatened by the jailers with drinking _____ that came from toilets. We were finally released on the _____ day, without any knowledge, without any forewarning. Just out of the clear blue sky, we were made to _____. And we knew that this was a dangerous sign, because Goodman, _________ and Chaney had also been forced to leave jail and were murdered because no one knew what had happened to them. And so, despite our fervent __________, the sheriff made us leave the jail, and of course, nobody was waiting for us.

Solution

  1. sixth
  2. leave
  3. resistance
  4. danger
  5. water
  6. schwerner
  7. conditions

Original Text

And the sheriff, seeing the danger that we faced, arrested us and put us on a garbage truck and took us to the local jail, where we were put in cells with the most inhumane conditions you can imagine. And we were threatened by the jailers with drinking water that came from toilets. We were finally released on the sixth day, without any knowledge, without any forewarning. Just out of the clear blue sky, we were made to leave. And we knew that this was a dangerous sign, because Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney had also been forced to leave jail and were murdered because no one knew what had happened to them. And so, despite our fervent resistance, the sheriff made us leave the jail, and of course, nobody was waiting for us.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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southern freedom 2
jonathan daniels 2
tom coleman 2
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Important Words

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  30. resistance
  31. schwerner
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