In 'Heroes,' one of the film's six chapters, Peck begins with one of Baldwin's early childhood memories, recounted in "The Devil Finds Work," recalling an atypical mentorship with one of his white school teachers who exposed him to books, films, and theater he otherwise could not easily access. It cuts quickly to an assessment of typecasting for black actors in those films: "In these days, no one resembling my father has yet made an appearance on the American cinema scene. No, it is not entirely true. There were, for example, Stepin Fetchit and Willie Best and Mantan Moreland, all of whom, rightly or wrongly, I loathed. It seemed to me they lied about the world I knew, and debased it, and certainly I did not know anybody like them—as far as I would tell; for it is also possible that their comic, bug-eyed terror contained the truth concerning a terror by which I hoped never to be engulfed."