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thought, I didn't know what I'd missed, so when I got to college,
I enrolled in courses like physics and mathematics, literature,
things like that. And then when I got in these classes, I realized
that people were saying things I'd never heard of before. And people
were -- it was worse in English. It was just worse there. Just
total blocks of this language that I didn't know, really. It was
As far as the students who were far enough along not to feel
this gap -- among them were there also Southern blacks, or were
these predominantly Northern blacks?
There were also Southern blacks. There were also Southern
blacks, but it was the Northern ones and the Western ones who had
the knowledge and the information, and there were enough of them
in the class.
As you recall it, did most of them go to integrated schools
in the North and West?
In the North, yes. Now, in the West, I would suppose so, yes.
I would guess so, yes, particularly in California at the time and
Colorado, I would guess so.
I suppose at that time there was probably a much lower percentage
of blacks in the West than today.
Of course. Yes.
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