Truth Be Told Vol. 5: “I Was Just Young Enough to Believe Her”
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“I was traveling with my mother to North Carolina. Usually, we traveled by car but this time we took the train [from New York City]. And in Washington, D.C., I received one of the most shocking pieces of information. The conductor came to those of us in this particular car to explain to us that it was time to move. We had to move to another car because this car is no longer an integrated car. So, all of the negroes, as we were called, had to move two cars down….”
Diahann Carroll, on the important lesson her mother taught her about racism when she was a little girl.