"I am responsible for introducing the Afro to white people in Oklahoma."


In answer to the Day 4 Question “Can You Swim?”

Oh, yes — like a fish.  Having grown up in Long Island, NY and Okinawa, Japan, swimming came naturally.  It wasn’t until we moved to Altus A. F. B., Oklanhoma, did my swimming become an issue for people.  We were almost the only Black family on base and I was certainly the only Black person in the pool, and I am sure I am responsible for introducing the Afro to white people in Oklahoma.