It is crucial that we each help our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us today, and to come and work together, for all of us, no?
I believe that attention to shared histories, as in DC, may provide part of an answer. I started a note about that, a few years ago, in my book Stayed on Freedom’s Call:
” … that the Jewish shop owners would allow Black customers to “sign the book” as
a way of purchasing goods on credit, payable at the end of the month.
Such family grocery store owners as Al and Ida Mendelson of 4401 Sheriff Road in the Deanwood neighborhood, who might have known Marvin Gaye ́s family,
took a great risk by cooperating with their colored customers, whom White society mistrusted, in allowing them credit to the end of the month. This cooperation was recalled by Hayden…
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