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An Urban Education

I am Annetta Allen. I was born in Greenville, Mississippi, in January 1948. My mother became very ill with epilepsy after I was born, so my father took over raising my brother and three sisters. My mother’s sister-in-law Willette raised me. In 1957 we moved to Sycamore, Illinois, to live with her brother. Sycamore was […]

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Neither Here Nor There

By Cheryl Ross Israel is a boxing champ in Zacatecas, Mexico, but he has bigger dreams–he wants to go to the U.S. and become middleweight champion of the world. Despite his mother’s pleas to stay home–her husband went north seeking riches and never returned–Israel moves to Chicago to train for the title. He wins the […]