Meridian - Meridian: The Last Return and The Wild Child Summary & Analysis

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Meridian: The Last Return and The Wild Child Summary

Meridian is the story of a young black woman, Meridian Hill, in the 1960s. Meridian gets pregnant in high school and has a short-lived marriage with her child's father, and then joins the Civil Rights Movement and gives up her son to go to college. Meridian finds herself unable to commit to the violence of the Civil Rights Movement and begins becoming ill, a manifestation of her conflicts about the injustice she sees in the world. Meridian travels to small, poor, black areas of the South, registering voters and fighting injustices, until she finally heals herself.

In The Last Return, Truman Held arrives at the small town of Chicokema and pulls into a gas station. Word arrives that something's going on, and he follows the gas station attendants out...

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