Whistling Past the Graveyard - Chapters 22 – 28 Summary & Analysis

Susan Crandall
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Chapter 22 – Starla hates how things are for black people in the South. She reflects on how her own grandmother believes that outside agitators are to blame for all the trouble. The bus crosses into Tennessee. In Nashville, Starla tries looking up her mother in the phone book, but can’t find her name listed under Langsdon or Claudelle. Starla figures it doesn’t matter, telling Eula they’ll find her mother at the Grand Ole Opry. Learning that Lulu is not performing there that night, Eula, Starla, and James go to Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Chapter 23 – Mount Zion Baptist Church is headed up by the Reverend Pastor Maynard P. Freeman. The church is locked for the night, and Starla and Eula share an apple. A gang of black men beat up another man on the street and come upon Eula and Starla when James...

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