"People in Stamps ..." Quote of Maya Angelou

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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People in Stamps used to say that the whites in our town were so prejudiced that a Negro couldn't buy vanilla ice cream. Except on July Fourth. Other days he had to be satisfied with chocolate.

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou (b. 1928), African American poet, autobiographer, and performer. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, ch. 8 (1970). Remembering her childhood in strictly segregated, harshly racist Stamps, Arkansas, during the 1930s.
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Vanidia Ogega 29 December 2020

This is sad and funny at the same time. Chocolate being the most preferred of the two flavors.

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