Tom: (After Lewis insults George for being white) Sit down and shut your mouth, Lewis. You've about said enough for one day, and you're just lucky Mama wasn't here to hear you say it!
Tom: If we don't give the law a chance, freedom ain't worth a damn.
Chicken George: (to his sons) Alright. Let's look at it like it were a military operation. Here we are, surrounded by the enemy, out numbered, out gunned, and half our troops are women and children. On the face of it, it looks pretty bad. Hopeless position. That's our one strong point.
Lewis: That don't hardly sound like no strong point to me daddy.
Chicken George: The way I figure, Brent and this Senator must be feeling mighty smug riding through here. Feeling like they got us right where they want us - towing the line, scared to death. Well from now on, we're gonna do everything we can do to make sure they go right on feeling that way.
Olivia Cole won an Emmy in 1977 for "Outstanding Single Performance By a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series" for her role as "Mathilde Moore" in Part 8 of Roots