Summary and Analysis High School: Chapters 10 – 17
Emmett Till: A teenage boy who is killed for flirting with a white woman.
Mrs. Rice: A teacher who tells Anne about the NAACP and who mysteriously vanishes.
Mr. Fox: A white sheriff who is having an affair with a young black woman.
Bess: A high school girl who is having an affair with Mr. Fox.
Sheriff Ed Cassidy: The sheriff who beats Jerry, a black boy in Anne’s high school.
Jerry: A classmate of Anne’s who is beaten up by police without reason.
The Taplins: A black family murdered by white arsonists.
Mr. Banks: A mulatto who may have been the murder target in the Taplin arson case.
(The entire section is 2224 words.)