I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Chapter 19 Summary
Everyone in Stamps is crowded around a radio in the Store.
A black wrestler, Joe Louis, and white wrestler are in a match, and the fate of the world rests on Joe Louis's shoulders. It feels like that at least. If he lost, they feel like all the racism would be justified.
People are drinking beer and eating snacks—all that's missing from the scene is a hotdog vendor. If Louis loses, it is all over.