A Childhood in Segregation

Linda Crayton

Linda Crayton recalls living in Arkansas under segregation, the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement, and reflects on the future: "I try to tell my son and younger kids, 'This is what happened before.' I think we need to continue to read. I think we need to continue to tell our story, however it may be, so people dont take for granted that we have always had these rights and responsibilities." For more accounts of facing racism as a child, see: Rev. Joseph Lowery - Racism and Resolution Purcell Conway - A Personal Account of Childhood Racism and Facing Discrimination as a Child Logan Hampton, Ed.D. - Growing Up in a Divided Community Deanie Parker - An Account of Racism in Mississippi

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