"I squared my shoulders and tried to remember what Grandma had said:"God loves you child; no matter what, he sees you as his precious idea""
"Now you see that's the reason God spared your life. You're supposed to carry this banner for our people"
Why you in are school you don't have the same color
They don't listen about are rule.
I wanted to turn and run away, but I thought about what Danny had said: "Warriors Survive."
I want my life to change.
Said by Melba to herself. Melba is in class at LRCHS and someone has just made a very racist outburst. Melba remembers her grandma's saying to realize that she is no lower than any of the others.
Said by Grandma India to Melba. Referring to her miraculous near death recovery while she was an infant, saying that from her birth she has been designated with this religious purpose to give Black Americans there well deserved equality
Said by Melba to herself. Melba could easily have run from the angry segregationist mobs, but that would be a step in the wrong direction as it would be proving that she was not able to stay at LRCHS, and she as a representative of her race would be saying that integration was not possible.