After several grueling days in court, Defense Attorney Quitman Ross digs deeper into the community as more witness testimonies base Davis Knight's race on opinion. Quitman must find a witness who understands that opinion cannot prove the 1/8th rule.
Our current production focuses on a miscegenation trial that took place in The Jones County Courthouse in Ellisville, Mississippi, December 1948. Davis Knight, by all appearances a white man, is on trial for "crossing the colored line" and marrying a white woman. If you've seen the movie The Free State of Jones, this is the court case that is shown in bits and pieces, dramatized in its entirety.
Willy, now in his middle years, finds himself back at home. Some old friendships re-blossom, and it seems like Willy has finally found inner peace and understands who he is. Has he truly discovered himself, and earned a happy ending?
As time passes we learn what the nickname WB actually means, and as WB gets a little older we see his struggle with how the weight of his nickname bears down on him. If you're enjoying our podcast and would like to help to make sure we starving artists starve a little less, please check out our patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wolverinereads