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Are We Black or White?

Gladys Walcott

Urban uprisings during the 1960s started conversations between generations and brought issues of identity and race, which had previously been unseen or ignored, to the fore of personal consideration and public knowledge. Until her son experienced his peers talking about the uprisings, Gladys Walcott did not realize she had never discussed race and color - or what it meant to be black - with him directly. In this instance, the Glenville  Uprising sparked consciousness raising.

(Note for Listeners: The Hough Uprising occurred in 1966. The Glenville Uprising occurred in 1968 along Superior Road.)


Are We Black or White?