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Two long-time friends share memories, in which one recounts stories from Indiana to Mississippi to California. "When it came to education, my father's theory was ?if you're sitting next to white kids, you gotta hear what they hear,'" said Doris. She says he didn't think white folks were better but that black kids needed to be given the same quality education. "I got a lot of my commitment to fight the race issue early on from my father."