The Best of Enemies - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Osha Gray Davidson
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In Chapter Four, the reader gets an update on how Ann’s life as a single mom is progressing in Durham. Two years after she arrived, Ann found a job as a domestic in the house of a rich white family. The family treated Ann relatively well and allowed her some breaks during the day. At this time Ann was obese, weighing over three hundred pounds and had high blood pressure. In 1955, with the Civil Rights Movement just beginning, Ann heard about the Montgomery Alabama boycott over segregated buses. While she was not yet an activist, Ann found delight in this news, as she had strong convictions that equality existed between the races and that segregation was evil.

One day, as Ann folded clothes at her job, she overheard a conversation between her female employer and a friend. As they discussed the controversy of...

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