Quote for Today: James McBride

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It was always so hot, and everyone was so polite, and everything was all surface but underneath it was like a bomb waiting to go off. I always felt that way about the South, that beneath the smiles and southern hospitality and politeness were a lot of guns and liquor and secrets.
James McBride, The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother

Public Domain Image: Vivian Malone, one of the first African Americans to attend the University of Alabama

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