In the mid- sixties, when my mom was a single parent, she found it exhausting to find aadequete housing for her and her two sons. It was the sixities and no lanlord was required to house a single mother with kids, especially a black one. So my brother and I lived with relatives during the week and we visited, stayed with our mom on the weekends only if we rembered to called her auntie, in order not to arouse suspition by the landlord.
In the late sixties, Neal Armstrong stepped on the moon saying , “One small step for man, one giant step for mankind.” He wasn’t the only one stepping into the future, blacks were stepping out from under their secound class citiizenship all across the america. It was the sixties and blacks were stepping with a determined, defiant swagger . As Sam Cooke sung, “a change is gonna come.”
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