Uncle Tom's Children - "Fire and Cloud," Parts 7-9 Summary & Analysis

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"Fire and Cloud," Parts 7-9 Summary

Taylor must deal with Deacon Smith and the other deacons. Deacon Smith is alarmed when Taylor mentions the involvement of Lowe and the Red Squad. Deacon Smith argues passionately against marching and associating with the communists. Taylor lays out the situation, the threats, the three hundred police officers and the lack of relief and makes the case in favor of marching. Deacon Smith calls Taylor on being scared and on trying to placate the mayor and the communists at once. Smith wants to keep waiting and becomes very heated as he denounces Taylor. Taylor accuses Smith of scheming to take control of the church. If the people are going to march, Taylor says, Taylor will march with them. Smith makes an ambiguous statement that could mean he will go to the whites to stop the march. Taylor...

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