Tag Archive: African-Americans

Jul 27

An Endangered Species

[Translate] Had the privilege of an invitation yesterday to a meeting of concern about the Trayvon Martin injustice.  Titled “Turning Tragedy into Triumph,” the event was hosted by the Oakland Brotherhood of Elders Network at Geoffrey’s Club on 14th Street in downtown Oakland, a traditional civil rights venue just around the corner from my old …

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Sep 03

Wesleyan (1) – The Rush

[Translate] (Continued from Kansas) After a long train and bus trip, I arrived in Middletown Connecticut in the fall of 1959, lugging a suitcase and a rucksack.  Middletown was only about 30 miles from Rockville, where I had been a foster child just four years earlier.  The campus sits on a slight hill a few …

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