Jackie Robinson questions Mr. Rickey on his mission. Mr. Rickey states that he loves baseball and gave his whole life to it. Forty years ago, he was a coach who felt he did not do enough to support colored players in baseball.
PeeWee approaches Mr. Rickey to tell him that he received a letter stating that people are not too happy about him playing with Jackie Robinson. Mr. Rickey responds by showing him the folders of death threats to Jackie to put the situation into perspective.
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."