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A Black American Son's Survival Lesson By Storyteller Sheila Arnold
A frantic call from Sheila Arnold’s son during his freshmen year in college turns into a moment to remember all that she had to teach him about growing up black, and, in turn, all he had also learned about crossing bridges in spite of people’s perceptions.
“…We had the weekend to dye my hair (back to its original color) …So I went and told my Mom. She got this jet black hair dye. And I sat in the drawing room. And she sat on the couch and I sat between her legs. She put the hair dye in my hair and I could smell this disgusting ammonia smell as the chemicals were mixing with my hair … and I could feel my individuality just being stripped from me..."
- Storyteller E.B. Diggs
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