Mother, I'm home! And I have wonderful news for Papa!
Two years later, the Washington Family lives in a comfortable new home. James has enrolled in Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute, where he studies to become a politician. One February, he comes home to share some exciting news with his father.
You'll never cast a ballot as long as I live, &%$#@!
James?! Dear, I can't believe you're really back!
I'd love to, son,but the recent Ku Klux Klan attacks on blacks make me a bit nervous. It's best we stay put.
Now that the 15th Amendment's just been passed, we can vote! All men, regardless of race or color, can! Will you come with me to the ballot tomorrow pa?
Well I'm going regardless!
On his way to the ballot later that day...
After the attack, James is lucky to escape with his life.
Oh, will we ever be truly free from oppression in the United States?