An African American man who works at another optometry shop across the street from Richard’s in Memphis, Harrison later agrees to box with Richard to entertain the white workers in that neighborhood. After the fight, both Richard and Harrison are ashamed of their performance for their white racist “co-workers,” and the two speak very little to one another again.
Harrison Character Timeline in Black Boy
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...foreman in the optician’s shop, who tells Richard that an African American young man named Harrison, in a “rival shop” across the street, wants to fight Richard. Richard is confused by... (full context)