This book has two time lines: 1965 and 2010. Both set in #NorthCarolina. Ellie signs up for SCOPE program to try to aid Blacks to vote but they are faced with such rabid racism from Whites that the registrars‘ offices were closed, so the students mainly held protests and discussed voting with mostly poor sharecroppers. Tragedy ensues. The 2010 timeline has a separate but linked story which uncovers what really happened.