The Question and Answer section for A Lesson Before Dying is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I think Mr. Guirdy suspects Grant might want to have influence, in a bad way, over Jefferson. He thinks Grant, as an educated black man, is full of rebellious ideas. He tells Grant that if he aggravates Jefferson, he (Grant) will lose his visiting...
The setting is the fictional community of Bayonne, Louisiana, during pre-Civil Rights Southern United States. .
Morgan was at the school for his annual visit. He visits Grant's classroom to quiz the students on what they're learning and to inspect the room's cleanliness..... in addition to the students' hygiene.