JOHNSON: I mean sometimes He works in mysterious ways … but He works, doesn’t He!

JOHNSON (Rising, somewhat offended): Mmmmmmmm. The Youngers is too much for me! (She looks around) You sure one proud-acting bunch of colored folks. Well—I always thinks like Booker T. Washington said that time—“Education has spoiled many a good plow hand”—

BENEATHA (At her door): Mama, if there are two things we, as a people, have got to overcome, one is the Ku Klux Klan—and the other is Mrs. Johnson.