Questions for Discussion

Tim Pettigrew's face is hidden until the last panel. What qualities does Pettigrew exhibit that make him seem like a desirable candidate, even without knowing what he looks like?

Why would some people have viewed the idea of a black presidential candidate as "revolutionary"?

How has American society changed since 1964? How has it remained the same?

How do you think that the 1960s civil rights movement influenced Berry Reece's writing of this story?

Why do you think Pflaum was willing to publish this story? Does it tell us anything about Pflaum's political ideals?

How is the civil rights movement remembered today?

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