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  • How I Shed My Skin: A Memoir of Integration | Grimsley Jim

    How I Shed My Skin: A Memoir of Integration

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    • By Grimsley Jim
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
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    In August of 1966, Jim Grimsley entered the sixth grade in the same public school he had attended for the five previous years, in his small eastern North Carolina hometown. But he knew that the first day of this school year was going to be different: For the first time he'd be in a classroom with black children. That was the year federally mandated integration of the schools went into effect, at first allowing students to change schools through "freedom of choice", replaced two years later by forced integration.

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