Cassie and her family own a small piece of land. They are often humiliated by whites because of their skin color. They decide to take action by digging a whole in the middle of the road so the people on the bus would have to walk home.
I'm leaving for the railroad. I don't want to lose my job.
The Logan family begins to boycott the Wallace store after hearing about the burnings. Mama convinces people in the community not to shop there or let their children go there.
Go steal the gun. I'll tell you if someone comes
Both Papa and Uncle Hammer come home as Christmas gets near. They are threatened by the Wallace family for the land. Things get worse when mama loses her teaching job.
The cotton caught on fire. Oh no!
As papa heads back to his railroad job he is shot in the leg. This puts pressure on the logan family because they have no source of income. They struggle to pay off the loan of the house.
Uncle Hammer sells his car in order to help pay the house loan. Cassie's friend starts hanging with white kids. But they frame him into stealing a gun.
Papa and Uncle hammer try to stop T.J from getting in trouble. Shortly after they leave the house, the cotton gets caught on fire after getting struck by lightning. As a result, the Logan family loses their crops and land