In the 1950’s and 1960’s , especially in the Southeast Region of the United States, being bi-racial was like a death sentence. For one seven-year-old boy, it led to being torn from the home he loved and sent to a “colored orphanage,” where he was told he was “in denial of being a Negro”. This is my story.
It is a gripping story that depicts my thirteen-year social and emotional adjustment to institutional childcare, post transition and survival.
As probably the first, bi-racial out-of-home placement case on file in North Carolina and other states in the Deep South, it provides a foundation to inspire and motivate discussion for others who are also battling issues of abandonment and displacement.
Met this man at the Critical Mixed Race Conference in Chicago.
Looking forward to reading his book!