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View Diary: May 17, 1954 and 1958: Brown v. Board, and my father's birthday (25 comments)

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    Nova Land, Deoliver47

    depending how old you are.  I grew up in an all white neighborhood and attended a Catholic School where diversity meant the Irish and the Germans sitting down together for a spaghetti supper in the church basement.

    To their credit, however, the nuns that staffed our school also staffed an all-black school across the street from Cabrini Green and they all rotated through there at some point in their careers.

    When I went on to high school, run by the same order of nuns, I learned that they managed somehow to give a few scholarships every year to girls from the black grammar school.  One of my first lessons in race relations.

    If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.

    by marykk on Sat May 17, 2008 at 08:07:13 AM PDT

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