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S: James McBride

BC: All pictures in Images come from Google. I own nothing

FC: The ScrapBook of James McBride

1: James McBride Born: September 11th 1957 Son of Rev. Andrew D. McBride & Ruchel Dwarja Zylska Writer , Composer & Musician. Dedicated the book The color of Water., to his mother

2: "my brother and sisters were my best friends but when it came to food they were my worst enemies. There were so many of us that we were constantly hungry, scavenging for food in the empty refrigerator and cabinets " | This is Richie's hiding spot. he thinks i haven't figured it out. but he wasn't looking out to carefully. he should be more careful, after all there are 7 hungry kids scurrying around. | "my brother and sisters were my best friends but when it came to food they were my worst enemies. There were so many of us that we were constantly hungry, scavenging for food in the empty refrigerator and cabinets " | This is Richie's hiding spot. he thinks i haven't figured it out. but he wasn't looking out to carefully. he should be more careful, after all there are 7 hungry kids scurrying around. | "my brother and sisters were my best friends but when it came to food they were my worst enemies. There were so many of us that we were constantly hungry, scavenging for food in the empty refrigerator and cabinets " | This is Richie's hiding spot. he thinks i haven't figured it out. but he wasn't looking out to carefully. he should be more careful, after all there are 7 hungry kids scurrying around. | "my brother and sisters were my best friends but when it came to food they were my worst enemies. There were so many of us that we were constantly hungry, scavenging for food in the empty refrigerator and cabinets " | This is Richie's hiding spot. he thinks i haven't figured it out. but he wasn't looking out to carefully. he should be more careful, after all there are 7 hungry kids scurrying around. | "my brother and sisters were my best friends but when it came to food they were my worst enemies. There were so many of us that we were constantly hungry, scavenging for food in the empty refrigerator and cabinets " | This is Richie's hiding spot. he thinks i haven't figured it out. but he wasn't looking out to carefully. he should be more careful, after all there are 7 hungry kids scurrying around.

3: Mommy wasn't the greatest cook but she tried. some of us stayed up late at night for her to come home. Just so we could get the delicious food she would bring back from work. | Out of Milk, Eggs, Brown Sugar, Bread ect.

4: Me and my siblings lived in the red hook housing project until one day he came over to our apartment in the projects, pilled us up into his car and drove us out to St. Albans, Queens, parking in front of a large, pink stucco, four-bedroom house and disappearing inside while we played on the big front lawn, tearing out the grass and rolling around in the leaves. it was fall, leaves were every where. After a while he came outside and sat on the stoop and watched us play. We tore the grass to shreds, crushed the neatly manicured bushes, stomped the flowers, and cracked on of the houses windows with a rock. After ravaging the lawn for about an hour, one of us had the presence of mind to ask him "Who's house is this?" | Page 119 | He laughed, i never saw him laugh so hard. he had just spent his life's saving to buy that place

5: The Ku Klux Klan. Were a movement against Blacks. | It began with a sober white newsman on our black and white television set introducing a news clip showing showing a Black Panther rally, led by Bobby Scale or Huey Newton or one of those young Black militant leaders, screaming to hundreds and angry African Americans students, "Black power! Black power! Black power!" while the crowed roared. It frightened the shit out of me. i thought to myself, these people will kill Mommy. | Martin Luther King junior | Civil Rights Movements & And Ones Against Them

6: I STARTED PLAYING the saxophone when i was 14. it was a good distraction from all teh chaos at home. i was at the age where my music was all that mattered. And also my next fix.

7: Teenage Years | My new friends and I shoplifted. We broke into cars. we snuck onto the nearby Conrail/Long Island Rail Road tracks and broke into freight cars, robbing them of bicycles, television sets, and wine. Once a cop caught us up there looking to steal but we had no goods on us.He lined us up against a freight car and searched us, then smashed one kid in the face with his blackjack- the kid had tried to say he wasn't with the rest of us. He led us around the freight yards at gun point for about an hour, waving his gun under our noses saying, "You nigger scum. I should shoot you right now." We thought we were going to die, but he let us go.

8: Keeping us away from civil acts rights, black panthers, rallies. Honestly anything that protrayed danger, & violence . What she valued was no different then what any loving parent wanted for their loving child. A good education, a bright future and a place of their own. Everything she wanted for us.

9: Religion was a big Factor in our lives growing up. So was education. we would always hear our mother shouting, | "Do your homework and don't tell stories and you might become like your brother Dennis,"Mommy admonished."Just look how good he's doing. Educate your mind like your brother Dennis."

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  • Title: The Color of Water
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