Seattle, only white girl in class.

Yaela Ettlinger,
Olympia, WA.
Collected from The Race Card Project, On Location: Seattle Community Colleges

Born 1950. Attended Madrona Elemetary on 34th street and Union, Seattle from 1955 – 1962. We could all play together until 3rd grade. Then the other African-American girls began to follow me and my best friend Joan around the playground calling, “What are you doing with that white girl, Joan?”. So Joan could no longer be with me during school hours. Lonely times for me!

 

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