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the problem of race, because essentially what we had done was to segregate poor minorities in American ghettos, in American cities. And that you had to desegregate. So, we got involved in the broader issue of trying to make the American public, the American government aware of the fact that we got to put an end to segregation. There were a lot of other people trying to do that too, obviously. In the late '60s, 1966, I forget just which year, we had a meeting of Urban America, the annual meeting and we held it in Florida. And Stephen and his wife, Audrey, were there. Stephen always wanted to own an airplane, and his wife was absolutely terrified of airplanes, and this is one time that she, controlling the money, actually did control the money and said, “No, you can't have an airplane.” That night, second or third night, at the end of the meeting the Curriers left by commercial plane for Puerto Rico and then were to fly to a small island just fifteen minutes away. They got to Puerto Rico, they got into a small plane and that's the end. There's never been a trace of the plane, of the Curriers, or anything. And it's a twenty minute flight and it turned out that they'd hired a plane whose pilot didn't have a very good reputation. The plane itself wasn't in very good condition. It's really ironic that this woman who was absolutely terrified of flying should end up in a junk plane, and that was the end of the Curriers. Shortly after that --what we recognized as a problem of the cities, namely race made itself known. And in the 1960s, 1966-1967,

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