Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Why does Mr. Morrison go after Uncle Hammer

this is from the book roll of thunder hear my cry

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Cassie tells Uncle Hammer about her visit and being humiliated yet again. Cassie is forced to apologies (twice) after being insulted and is knocked off the sidewalk by Charlie Simms. Uncle Hammer gets very angry, particularly at Mr. Simms. He mutters something about getting his gun and leaves in a car. Mr. Morrison follows Uncle Hammer and is able to talk him down. Confronting a white man would have been devastating for Uncle Hammer and the family.