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Old 07-30-2007, 11:14 AM   #9
angel4ever
 
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Originally Posted by feministmama View Post
My grnadmother was born in 1908. She couldn't vote till she was in her 60's. She had to get permission from her husband before she could drive. She had to use seperate accomodations, had to enter many buildings from the back door and had to wash the floors of white people to make a decent living.
I know what you mean about that. People of color were always treated poorly. My great-great grandmother worked as a chambermaid and was treated poorly most of her life. She was born on a farm in Savannah, had to stop going to school in 3rd grade (there were very few schools for people of color and it was worse because she was Black and Cherokee), and had to wear a glass eye because someone put her eye out when she was a child. I could go on...I'm glad that things have "improved" since then...
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