Part I, Chapters One through Five
• In Chapter 1, McCall recounts when he and several teens beat a white boy, and his fear that they had killed him.
• In Chapter 2, McCall takes the reader back to 1964 when he and his family moved into the new black housing development.
• In Chapter 3, McCall talks about the three bedroom house in Cavalier Manor where he and his brother, his mom and stepfather and his grandmother all live.
• McCall's stepfather retires from the Navy and works in a shipyard full time and cuts lawns on weekends to support the family.
• McCall is excited about going to work with his stepfather and helping to support the family.
• McCall comes to hate the humiliating way whites treat his stepfather and how his stepfather accepts such a thing.
• In 1966, McCall finds himself in a white junior high school but is eventually put into the black junior...
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