“What do white people think of your book?” a black Pineville resident asked me in September of 2011.
“Here or at home in California?” I asked.
“Here,” she answered.
“I don’t know,” I responded. “I don’t know any white people in Pineville or Berkeley County.”
That is the way it has always been for me. I was afraid of white people in 1965 and I don’t have reason to meet them now because when I visit, I visit in a black section of the county. However, this trip changed all that thanks to Warner Montgomery, a white man.