Katie is a white woman who is buying beer at Jerry’s when she mistakenly trips over Rashad. This accident provokes Paul and the cashier to accuse Rashad of stealing, thereby leading to his violent arrest. Katie comes to the hospital to offer to testify that Rashad was innocent, and joins the protest at the end of the novel.
Katie Lansing Character Timeline in All American Boys
The timeline below shows where the character Katie Lansing appears in All American Boys. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
1. Friday: Rashad
12. Wednesday: Rashad
...two women in his room: Mrs. Fitzgerald and a white woman who introduces herself as Katie Lansing , the woman who was in Jerry’s just before Rashad’s arrest. They explain that they... (full context)
14. Thursday: Rashad
...“open-and-shut” case, but Rashad found that difficult to believe. Rashad told Maya and Jessica that Katie Lansing visited and offered to testify, which pleased Maya. On Thursday morning Rashad wakes up to... (full context)
16. Friday: Rashad