Crow by Barbara Wright
Summary:Moses Thomas is a 12-year-old African-American boy living with his family in 1898 Wilmington, NC. More than a half century after emancipation, blacks and whites have been coexisting in Wilmington fairly peacefully.
However, when the editor of the black newspaper writes an editorial suggesting that white woman can be attracted to black men, the white supremacist Red Shirt militia rises up and takes the city by force, shooting and stabbing black men and setting fire to black businesses.
Moses is forced into the realization that the fair world his father tried to create for him does not yet exist, and that in the face of hatred, logic and reason mean nothing.
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