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NEGROES

WHEN I WAS A YOUNG GIRL IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN, THE KIDS ON OUR
BLOCK HAD A STORY ABOUT NEGROES. WE BELIEVED THAT THE REASON THEIR
SKIN WAS SO DARK WAS THAT WHEN GOD WAS MAKING PEOPLE, HE FORGOT AND
LEFT THEM IN THE OVEN TOO LONG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR SHAPE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Human Life

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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