Uncle Tom's Children - "Down by the Riverside," Part 6 Summary & Analysis

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"Down by the Riverside," Part 6 Summary

The soldiers in the hills meet the boat carrying Mann, Brinkley and the Heartfields. Mann tenses up, sure the boy will start yelling and give him away, but it does not happen immediately. Mann walks away, nervous when a soldier approaches him. The soldier just wants Mann's borrowed raingear. Mann looks for his family, trying to keep the many first-aid and kitchen tents between himself and the soldiers. He finds a kitchen tent with black men and gets some coffee. He asks about his family, though no one has heard of them. He is starting to relax and form a plan when a woman screams.

White soldiers throw Mann on the ground, and the Heartfield boy identifies him. The soldiers lead him at gunpoint, past the faces of the helpless and silent black crowd, to the hard...

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