An optometrist from Illinois who lives in Jackson, Crane gives Wright a job in his shop, and says Wright will get a chance to learn the trade. Though Crane himself is not racist, he does nothing to stop the racist Pease and Reynolds from harassing Wright other than to express sadness that Richard must leave the job.
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...few days, Griggs says he can set up an appointment soon with a northerner named Crane, who runs an optometrist shop and needs an African American assistant—Griggs stresses that, although Crane... (full context)