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Participants in The Conversation: Being Black in California, a collaboration between StoryCorps Griot and I've Known Rivers: The MoAD Stories Project.
A Mother's Memories
by Carla and Gladys
September 2008

The mother and daughter bond is a special one. This conversation starts as a mother, Gladys Evans, shares her almost unbelievable first memory with her daughter, Carla. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, her family boarded a train and headed west to California during the war years, where her father found work in the San Francisco Naval Shipyard. Mother and daughter reveal some important family heritage and San Francisco Black history.

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