Malcolm X gives a riveting speech in which he reminds his community that, before all else, they are Black. He encourages solidarity among his audience and inspires them to take control away from the white man.
Baines teaches Detroit Red the symbolism of language through the contrast of the two words, "black" and "white." He suggests that society views the white man as the definition of "white" and the black man as the definition of "black."
Alice reads about slavery and its abolishment through the Emancipation Proclamation. She also reads about black history and people who fought for Civil Rights like Malcom X, Fred Hampton, Angela Davis, and Dr. Martin Luther King. She realizes that she has been free despite being treated as a slave.