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In April of 1965 I decided I’d go to the South to register black voters for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. They sent each of us a reading list, a packing list and a note about how much money we needed. My parents sent me to the University of California during the fall of 1964. My mother gave up being a stay at home mom for a job at the post office to pay my college fees. I knew I couldn’t ask them for the money for the trip.

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