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How Desegregation worked: Tchula, Mississippi

“We even had… a swimming pool We weren’t allowed to swim in it but it was there… When we had desegregation the whites filled it with cement to stop us using it.” Chris McGreal Tchula ‘We tell our kids, leave … Continue reading

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The envelope

Such an innocuous cloak Bearing news eagerly awaited Or, a sachet of lifelong pain. A wrapping guarded by a softly licked tongue your message – ensconced. Do I dare? Surely my heart wants to know without reading what my trembling … Continue reading

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