Now We Can Travel Without Embarrassment
After publishing this post, I received the following message:
"Thanks for the photos. When I was a kid, we would drive-at least once, if not twice a year to Oklahoma from California. My parents never let on why we could not stop and go to bathrooms at service stations...or why we could never stop and get a hamburger. We thought my Dad just would not stop because he was always trying to break his record…and that was on was Route 66 (which wasn't much of a highway, mostly 2 lanes). It was only as a young adult that I understood. I found a micro fiche of the Green book when I was studying at UC Berkeley.
I will share with my cousins...who remember those trips as well."
"We are sick and tired of being sick and tired..."
The Tuskegee Airmen's Stearman Kaydet training aircraft...
"Cobb's pioneering work...demonstrated that science could be a tool in the struggle for racial equality..."
"...Soon one day we're gonna meet. Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on, hold on..."
"There was no place for us to eat or sleep on the main highways. Restaurants wouldn't serve us..."
"We used the arts as part of our struggle..."
Another post in a long-term series on the museum...
Once we were done touring the museum, this gorgeous African queen decided to put on a show of her own...
It will probably take me at least two dozen visits to take in this museum the way I want to...