The girl is probably feeling scared for her life. All she wanted to do was go to a school and the white people thought it was a terrible thing to have a black girl in the same school as white people. This just shows that segregation was a terrible thing down in the south and the white people thought they were more superior than the black people. I think this is just dumb how people had this mindset. People are people no matter their race, religion, gender, etc. The people down south were just racist on how they thought black people were only born to be slaves and work in the fields. I just think the United States needed to be changed a lot earlier than it did because people today are still racist against black people because that was what they were born into and how they were raised.