(Lily confronts Richard with a newspaper where he was accused of sexual assult)
Lily: Aren't you gonna say something?
Richard: It was my 23rd birthday. A bunch of guys from the barracks invited me out to a bar.
Lily: You don't drink.
Richard: Didn't then either. But these guys, it was a big deal them asking me to come along. In those days, Negroes and whites didn't do much socialising. So I went. It was kind of nice, you know. Then this woman started coming onto me. People started staring. So I figured it was time for me to get out of there. She followed me outside and asked me to go home with her. I declined respectfully. That's when she started screaming.
Lily: That's it? That's all that happened?
Richard: That's all it took in 1945.