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A woman cleans the blood of Jalil Speaks. The 16 year-old teenager was killed in front of Strawberry Mansion High School in North Philadelphia in 2004. Jalil Speaks was shot outside the school shortly after classes let out.

Lesson Plan Questions: 

• Without the title, caption, or any knowledge of the “Too Young to Die” project, this photograph could be seen as an image of something quite ordinary. An image tells only a piece of a story. What story is being told here?

• What can you imagine occurring outside of the frame of this image? What are we not seeing?

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