Living in Waco, Texas in the 1950s was not easy, but…

It  would seem that growing up in segregated Waco, Texas in the 1950s would be filled with challenges and disappointments for any African-American child, but one little girl learned everything possible about the world beyond segregation due to the influences of her family, friends, neighbors and teachers. There were no boundaries within Carver Park because everyone knew everyone.

Gem Theater, Waco, TX, 1951

From Clifton Street to Dallas Street, Carver Park was its own world. Carver Park gives us a view into the life of one child who found that the persons in our lives provide us with the knowledge and support needed to learn, survive and thrive during a time of social unrest and historical change.

Carver Park is available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


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