Chapters 1 and 2
• Pat Conroy asks Dr. Piedmont for permission to teach on Yamacraw Island.
• Dr. Piedmont is thrilled Pat Conroy has volunteered and gives him the assignment.
• The history of Yamacraw Island is revealed.
• Yamacraw Island is underprivileged, has no resources, and is literally disconnected from society.
• Pat Conroy remembers and regrets his racist behavior as a teen.
• Pat remembers his high school friendships and their discussions about Vietnam, society, and life.
• When touring the concentration camps in Germany, Pat Conroy realizes the price of racism.
• Pat Conroy becomes a teacher at a primarily white school.
• Dr. Martin Luther King is murdered and the black students are devastated and angry.
• Pat Conroy makes the decision to do something to fight against racism.
• After trying to start a black history class, Pat Conroy is dismissed as a basketball coach due to accused favoritism of the blacks.
• Pat Conroy...
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