Marion Smithson: West Virginia Collegiate Institute is the best school for Negroes in the state.
Ms. Sumner: It’s the only school past the eighth grade anywhere near here.
[we see young Katherine sitting outside talking to herself as she does math calculations]
Young Katherine Coleman: Isosceles. Scalene. Equilateral. Rhombus. Trapezoid.
Joshua Coleman: Katherine’s in the sixth grade.
Ms. Sumner: They want to take her early.
Young Katherine Coleman: Tetrahedron. Dodecahedron.
Marion Smithson: They’re offering a full scholarship. All you have to do is get there.