Brown Girl Dreaming author Jacqueline Woodson
When author Jacqueline Woodson was growing up in Greenville, S.C., in the ‘60s and '70s, she was keenly aware of segregation.
“We knew our place,” Woodson tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. “We knew our place was with our family. We knew where it was safest to be. There wasn’t a lot of talk about the white world and what was going on in it; it didn’t really have a lot to do with us, except in situations where there was the talk of resistance.”
You can find the rest of Woodson’s interview with Fresh Air here.