Nancy Lee "tried to smile but instead tears came to her eyes.
Dear Nancy Lee we are so happy for you
Nancy Lee, your picture has won the artist club scholarship.
"Nancy Lee must have danced all the way home. She never remembered quite how she got there through the rain.
"Now Mother can have a new coat next winter , because my tuition will be covered for the first year. "
There was breakfast with her parents-their half amused and puzzeld faces, wondering what could be the secret that made her eyes so bright.
"Nancy Miss O'Shay would like to see you in her office, please"
Nancy could hardly get out any words and after she and Ms.O'Shay talked it out she left calmly
Nancy Lee, I am very sorry to have to give you this message, when the committee learned you were a person of color, they changed their minds. You will sadly not receive the scholarship this morning.
"There will be other awards (Nancy Lee thought) There're schools in other cities. This won't keep me down. But when I'm a woman, I'll fight to see that these things don't happen to other girls as this happened to me."