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"'Son, you are a godsend.' I sat in the chair rigidly analyzing my new status. 'I have prayed at night,' he continued, 'for an answer to the problems confronting Yamacraw Island. I have worried myself sick. And to think you would walk right into my office and offer to teach those poor colored children on that island. It just goes to show you that God works in mysterious ways.'" Chapter 1, Page 1

"It is not a large island, nor an important one, but it represents an era and a segment of history that is rapidly dying in America. The people of the island have changed very little since the Emancipation Proclamation. Indeed, many of them have never heard of this proclamation." Chapter 1, Page 4

"Those were the years when the word nigger felt good to my tongue, for my mother raised her children to say colored and to...

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