Crow tells the story of the events leading up to the often ignored Wilmington Massacre in 1898 that left a community devastated and set our country back decades.
The Thomas' are a hard working African American family who are still basking in the promises of the Emancipation Proclamation when the Wilmington Massacre takes place. Jack Thomas is a great example for his son, always encouraging him that standing up for what is right and fair is more important than giving up because things are difficult or scary. He leads by example and maintains his composure even in the face of outright hate.
Moses is a good kid and his friendship with Tommy is bittersweet especially once the riots begin. He has to learn difficult lessons of forgiveness, grace and how to be content despite his circumstances but his family is there to help him through it.
Our Country's history seems full of ugly secrets that have been swept under the proverbial rug and this is one of them, but it's well worth the read.