Black Ice - June 1989 Summary & Analysis

Lorene Cary
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June 1989 Summary

In June 1989, the book goes back to where it started: at Lorene's 15th reunion at St. Paul's. She still has ties to St. Paul's because she taught essay writing there. Two years later, the trustees asked her to serve with them on the Board.

Her classmates show up. Alma is a lawyer in Watts. Jimmy is a New York restaurant manager. Anthony is a program officer in a private foundation. They are all successful.

Lorene is married to a white man and has a daughter. She feels blacks are still prejudiced against each other. She wants to take her daughter out of this mindset. She says to Anthony, it is hardest to write about family and it is easy to write about St. Paul's because it is just the setting. She says St. Paul's kept her in her black skin. The stories show...

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