I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Chapter 25 Summary
One day, Momma drops a bomb. She tells Maya and Bailey Jr. that they are getting older and that it's time for them to go live with their parents.
They call shenanigans on this—there must be some other reason she is sending them away.
Ding ding! They're right.
About a week earlier Bailey Jr. had come back visibly shaken from doing a chore in the white part of town.
Turns out he saw a dead black man who had been killed by white men. A white man also made Bailey Jr. and the other black men around carry the corpse to a police wagon—and then he threatened to lock them up with the corpse.
Shortly after, Momma says it is time for them to go. Coincidence? We think not.
It takes a while to get the transportation settled, but eventually Momma and Maya leave for Los Angeles.