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It Took a Village : The Backs That Were My Bridges

It Took a Village : The Backs That Were My Bridges

It Took a Village: The Backs That Were My Bridges
Beverly A. Greene

If you don’t live the only life you have, you won’t live some other life. You won’t live any life at all.

James Baldwin, quoted in Goldstein, 1989, p. 185

I am honored to have been asked by the editors of this volume to provide a brief narrative of how I came to be who I am within the context of “my village.” While I have much that I would like to share, constraints on the length of this chapter force me to selectively direct attention to historical events, individuals, teachings, and memories that I believe were pivotal in giving ...

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