Uncle Tom's Children - "Bright and Morning Star," Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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"Bright and Morning Star," Part 3 Summary

Sue is floating in between sleep and waking when the sheriff knocks open the door. She confronts the group of white men in her kitchen and orders them out. They throw her greens, hot though not scalding off the stove, in her face. She orders them out again. She talks back to the sheriff as he tries to verbally dominate her. When he warns her that she is talking to white men, she says she does not care who she is talking to. He asks where Johnny-Boy is. She refuses to tell him. The sheriff slaps her. She refuses again, and again he slaps her. Taking this abuse, she feels her own pride welling up. This pride will cost her shortly. Seeing she will not talk, the sheriff tells her to get a sheet to collect her...

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