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"During those years when we desperately needed approval from our peers, we were victims of the most harsh rejection imaginable."
"At five I learned that there was to be no more space for me on that merry-go-round no matter how many saddles stood empty."
You don't belong here picaninny!
"For me, Cincinnati was the promise land. After a few days there, I lost that Little Rock feeling of being choked and kept in "my place" by white people. They weren't in charge of me and my family in Cincinnati."
Melba, you should come eat dinner with us across the street!
"No matter what, I had to be myself, she chided. I shouldn't ever change myself to try and become like the white people.
"I could hear Grandma India's voice saying, God is always with you, even when things seem awful."
They're getting away!
"White cops ain't no help in these kinda situations. Besides, then they'll know exactly where you live and hang your butts for sure."