Celebrating the Holidays in the Underground – Part III


As we continue our journey of unsung underground heroes, Frank Robinson had to be on the list. Author of “Letters to a Mixed Race Son”, Robinson gives us the opportunity to see what he sees as the father of a mixed child. His struggle in Alabama during the 1980’s, when he first married his wife, adds a level of depth to his letters – the first letters were originally written at a time when Robinson was not sure if he would live or be lynched for marrying a black woman. Robinson’s book can be found on Amazon.com, but it is very touching and poignant to hear him read the letters he wrote to his son. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. elle t.~


2 thoughts on “Celebrating the Holidays in the Underground – Part III

  1. Stop Along The Way December 17, 2012 / 3:05 am

    When I read 1980’s I thought it was a misprint. Wow. I married my white husband back then and the most we got were dirty looks. I guess that’s the difference between Massachusetts and Alabama.

    Great post. Good letters. Thanks.


    • ellet1 December 17, 2012 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks for your response. Yes, there is a HUGE difference in the way interracial couples are treated even now, depending on what part of the country they reside in. We live in Arizona and don’t much more than a glance. However, I know if we were down south or even in the midwest, the response would be quite different. Have a peace filled week!! e/.


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