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And in doingthat, I also went to visit some private schools in
Washington. I didn't work in the private schools, though. But it
was a broad experience. I learned a lot.
Now, to what extent were these schools integrated at that time?
No. These schools were not integrated.
All segregated in the district.
Yes, for the most part, I mean, we had a smattering of whites,
maybe, in one school, as I remember, which was out toward the border
going toward Virginia, but for the most part the schools were
The work I did was all with black children, in those schools.
You still have a copy of your thesis?
I'm sure I do. Yes.
Just for the record, though, briefly, what were your conclusions
in that thesis?
In that thesis, the main conclusion was that children become
aware of their own blackness very early. It was a conclusion that
we were later to test, my husband and I, in Northern and Southern
schools on a much broader scale.
You do have a copy. It might be interesting to have a copy
of it made, to back up this reminiscence.
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