In A Gathering of Old Men, what is symbolic about all the men waiting in the graveyard? It is in the Chapter "Grant Bello aka Cherry".

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The men who are waiting in the graveyard are about to do something they have never done before.  They are, as a group, going to stand up to the oppression of white society.  A bigoted white farmer, Beau Boutan, has been killed, and Mathu, a powerful black man in his eighties, is accused of committing the crime.  The men who are waiting in the graveyard are planning to come forth, each claiming to have been the...

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