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Paulette Bates Alden

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This morning I woke to a voice in my head:


“They were the best and the brightest, you might say, and I looked up to them. They were seniors and I was only a sophomore but a couple of us were in the NAACP Youth group together at Sterling. One day in March–this was in 1960–when we were having burgers at the Huddle across the street from school, Ben Downs told how he’d gone to Greenville Senior Hig...

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The Answer To Your Question

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Unforgettable: Short Stories

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Crossing the Moon: A Memoir

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