Summer Vacations in the South

When I was a young child in the late 60s, I remember our summer vacation road trips to visit my Grandparents in Saline, Louisiana and Tyler, Texas. Our entire family – aunts, uncles, cousins – all drove from southern California down south. We had an awesome time with...

White School

I attended the all white school during first grade under the Freedom of Choice Act in 1966. All of the black kids were retained. Didn’t any of us pass to the second grade. The following year the schools were de-segregated. I was a year behind my previous...