Finally figured out the set up for Act II of Love.Stop.Story.
Solomon is a recently minted pharmacist. Before attending the A&M, he spent years on the road searching for his people (1879).
Fact: Hundreds of freed slaves searched for their relatives after Emancipation. Sometimes with nothing more than the clothes on their back with no more than the vaguest notion of place. Many more made sure to keep bloodlines in their heads to avoid incest.
Solomon goes to college as an older, seasoned man. He reaches out for love from a position of wholeness and strength. It’s not going to be enough.
Past performance is certainly no guarantee of future success but African Americans have been and done incredible things. Let’s walk as if we believe that’s true. Step one. Defeat ego and pride: http://www.dreamandhustle.com/tragedy-of-the-negro-with-an-ego/