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My first lesson in how to live as a Negro came when I was quite small. We were living in Arkansas. Our house stood behind the railroad tracks. Its skimpy yard was paved with black cinders. Nothing green ever grew in that yard. The only touch of green we could see was far away, beyond the tracks, over where the white folks lived.  >>more...>>

Title:     The Ethics of Living Jim Crow: An Autobiographical Sketch
Author:    Wright, Richard
Publication:     The Viking Press
Date:     1937

Publisher:     The Viking Press
Type:     Story

Listed Under:
African Americans
Fiction

Notes:     New York: The Viking Press, 1937, p. 39-52.
Copyright 1937 by the Guilds' Committee for Federal Writers' Publications, Inc.