Annette Solomon

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My mom told us stories of relatives “passing” and consequences if they were found out. Skin color was so important in the community–I remember hearing adults saying things like “she’s pretty for a black girl” or “high yellow”
Colored—negro–black—it is constantly changing!!!!!
My first trip to Africa was a life changing event—-standing in the door of no return was so moving looking out over the Atlantic and the voyage of Africans to distant shores moved me to tears. The cruelty of man’s inhumanity towards
man should never be forgotten. We must tell our history to our children and our children’s children

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