Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Waltons' African-American neighbor Verdie Foster (Lynn Hamilton) is pleased and proud when her college-educated daughter Esther (Lynne Moody) returns to the Mountain. But Esther is frustrated by her lack of success in the working world -- the result of general prejudice against her gender and specific prejudice against her race. Esther's anger is matched (and then some!) by Verdie when storekeeper Ike Godsey (Joe Conley) posts an honor roll listing the names of the men from Walton's Mountain who are serving in the military...a list separated into "white" and "colored" columns.