I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
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.
- Luckily for everyone, he wins.
- It's party time in Stamps.
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