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In high school, I discovered myself. I was interested in race relations and the legal profession. I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to be the most difficult of professions.
We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism.
The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the middle class and the poor.
Columbia Law School men were being drafted, and suddenly women who had done well in college were considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats.
King thought he understood the white Southerner, having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.
I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted.
The middle class, in the white population, encompasses a wide swath.
The women’s rights movement of the 1970s had not yet emerged; except for Bella Abzug, I had no women supporters.
The last state to admit a black student to the college level was South Carolina.
King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience.
Living at the YMCA in Harlem dramatically broadened my view of the world.