Yes, maybe. But you needn't concern yourself with that. Collect your things. You'all dismissed early today.
Does that mean we have to go to school with white people?
You better come on and take a ride home. You hear me, girl?
I’ll show you n****** the Supreme Court can’t run my life.
In this scene, Melba is 12 yeas old. She is in math class and her friend Carl raised his hand. He is asking the teacher if it meant that they had to go to school with white people. He asked this question because that day was when they announced the Brown v. Board of Education case.
Melba... Melba,... run.
In this scene Melba was being chased by a white man trying to get her into his car so he can give her a "ride". She refused but he insisted and kept on chasing her.
This was when the white man ended up catching up with her and dragged her to the ground. She was being "raped" at this moment. She thought that she was going to die. He was ripping at her underpants while he was also ripping his pants down.
In this scene Marissa came to help Melba. Marissa was holding back the white man while telling Melba to run faster. Melba tried to run as fast as she could. Marissa ran after Melba and dragged her so she can get away as fast as she could.
This is where Melba and and Grandma India were burning Melba's clothes. Melba didn't understand why Grandma India wanted to burn her clothes because she always said "Waste mot, want not". But then she realized something awfully dirty had happened to her.
This was the next day at school the teacher asked the students if anyone lived within the Central High district that wanted to attend. Melba had always gone past Central and wondered ht it would be like inside. She raised her hand and signed the paper that was being passed around.
Does anyone live within the Central High School district that wants to attend?