"I was informed about my Blackness when I was very young"


In answer to the Day 1 Question “When Did You First Realize You Were Black (or X)?”

I was informed about my Blackness when I was very young, perhaps three or four years of age, by my father and an Italian girl named Mary Ann who lived on our block. The year was 1964 if I remember correctly. Her family moved out of the neighborhood soon after we moved into our home.