The Electric Chair symbolizes the motif of morality. An all white jury sentenced Jefferson to death by electric chair with no evidence simply because he is of color. The book raises these questions about morality
Before Jefferson's death, the chair is paraded around town on a truck. White people mock the chair and mock Jefferson, while african americans look at the chair in fear or consideration. This represents the inequality between blacks and whites, and the effect the thought of the execution of an innocent black man has on each race.