It's a cold January on New Year's day morning, in the early 60’s. An African-American father and his young son wait for the 54 bus that takes them to the Broad Street Subway Line. This will transport them to City Hall station located in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
After twenty minutes the father and son finally arrive at the station. As the train roars off to the next stop the sounds of music and the roar of a crowd has replaced the sound of trains. The sounds frighten his young son. His father comforts the boy with a hug and reassuring words of encouragement. The father embraces his son and begins to carrying him up the long stairway to the exit.