The man explains why he is invisible.
The man, determined to be a credit to his race, has gained a place at the only college for black students.
The narrator tries to avoid Trueblood, who has brought shame upon the black community.
The narrator has to give a white benefactor a tour of the local black ghetto, with terrible consequences.
The narrator has to pay a very high price for breaking an unspoken rule.
The narrator realises that he will never become a member of the educated elite.
The narrator finds a safe haven from the turmoil of racial conflict, but only temporarily.
The narrator discovers a political movement offering the chance to rise in society.
The narrator discovers the ugly truth about the Brotherhood.
The narrator finds himself trapped in the middle of a Harlem race riot.