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“My father never laid on us about no yella or no light skin or no White or no passing or none of it. He wouldn’t let us get in our head nothing about none of that. He told us we were Negroes. He would tell us about how the White people took advantage of his mother and how we needed to respect her. He said, ‘You see Mama? You see her color? If you disown that, you disown her.’ So I never gave passing a thought.”

Angelina (104 years young)
Fayetteville, Georgia 
Colored / African American

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