OK, who were the children that you taught in Ocean Hill-Brownsville? What were their backgrounds? What kind of kids where they?
Well, I started teaching there in 1959 and, ah, in the period that I was there, it was changing somewhat. Ah, but consistent throughout that period, there were really two groups coming to the school. Ah, from the northern end of the area, the Bedford-Stuyvesant end, ah, they were mostly working class, ah, middle class, ah, children of civil servants, ah, ah. From the south were, ah, Brownsville area, ah, this was a more poverty stricken area and much greater representation from welfare families.