Black Ice - Chapter Four Summary & Analysis

Lorene Cary
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Chapter Four Summary

In Chapter Four, Lorene runs into her dorm room to cry. She is overwhelmed by this new experience. Later, she meets Jimmy Hill, a black student from Brooklyn. He is one of the skinniest boys Lorene has ever seen. She meets Annette Frazier, who is also black. They engage in black bonding. They become fast friends.

Jimmy says they will "turn out" St. Paul's. The idea of "turning out" is to stand up against the white regime. Lorene remembers when Mom went to a department store to return a faulty item. The manager of the store did not listen to her because she is black. Mom used her strong will and demanded a return or refund and eventually received it. It is a strategy for black people: to turn out white society.

Lorene introduces herself to the other girls in her...

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