Lottie, my family’s black maid, raised my five siblings and me. Thanks to her devoted care I learned firsthand that love didn’t come in color. Love is love. Apron Strings a work of literary fiction is inspired by this very real relationship set in very turbulent times when people were judged by the color of their skin. I attended a talk given by a famous author a few years ago. She told the story of a woman who confronted her at a similar talk. The women stood up and in the middle of the audience and said, “She didn’t love you. She was paid to look like she loved you, but she didn’t.”
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When a grown-up tells you not to worry, you had better start—first rule of thumb, Sallee Mackey, age seven. She is already more than a little bit wary of the adults in her Jim Crow era, Southern world with good … Read More
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