Everything That Rises Must Converge - Judgment Day Summary & Analysis

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Tanner, an older white man from Georgia, is living in New York with his daughter and son-in-law. He is secretly planning a trip back home because he doesn’t want to live with his daughter anymore. He believes, though, he won’t make it back to Georgia alive. In that case, he just wants to be buried in Georgia. He once overheard his daughter saying once he died, she was going to have him buried in New York. Tanner dreamed about the “better” times when he owned property and had black workers. That is how he met Coleman, his lifelong companion. However, he lost all his land and had to move to New York with his daughter.

Because he had once been in charge of black people, he doesn’t understand black people actually live a decent lifestyle in New York. A black couple moved...

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