Phoebe Ruona
Minneapolis, MN

I went to a little 2-room country school in MN.  There were 3 black kids in our school.  Mavis was in 5th grade with me.  My parents threw a surprise party for me and invited all the 5th grade girls except Mavis.  I remember being angry and sad that she was left out, and I knew it was because of her skin color.  I didn’t know how to apologize to her.  Mavis, wherever you are, ” I am sorry.”

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