The Best of Enemies - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Osha Gray Davidson
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In this chapter the author continues following the two main characters, C.P. and Ann Atwater as they further developed into leaders in the Durham community. The summer of 1967 was a time of increasing unrest as black radicals took to the streets, and the white power structure resisted any real change. C.P., as the leader of his KKK chapter, was determined to take his cause to mainstream political structures. He and his associates began attending City Council meetings and meetings of the Housing Authority, the Board of Supervisors and the School Board. Whenever black activists were speaking out for their rights in front of these political bodies, C.P. was there to counter their arguments with talk of “conservative Southern values” (202). As he gained allies within the power structures C.P. felt confident, validated and respected. In addition, C.P. reached out to...

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