Samuel Owens was born with a facial deformity remarkably resembling the likeness of a pig. Through-out his life that uniqueness would make him the focus of attention and the recipient of relentless abuse.
Samuel has just arrived at the recruiting station in New York City. Joining with the other new recruits he is immediately harassed and made fun of. Sitting down next to him a huge Black recruit put his large fist on the table along with a curt introduction. “My friends call me the 'Hammer'."
With his eyes on Samuel he motioned to the rest of the table.
"I want to talk to my boy here alone, so the rest of you white boys move out."