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  • Hardcover
  • 132
  • An Integrated Boyhood
  • Phillip M. Richards
  • English
  • 17 February 2017
  • 9781606351000

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    I grew up in Cleveland and went to University School Dr Richards' high school alma mater so I found the book extremely interesting as Dr Richards described the Cleveland that I grew up in and what University School was like for one of the first African Americans


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    The deepest truth about Cleveland that I was learning from my family was that Cleveland's racial truths could never be openly discussed at least not in public by people like me If being black however meant that one carried wordless secret truth then I would willingly be black Why I wondered a little angrily did my parents not hum? 57 In his autobiography of his childhood and early adulthood Richards explores the effects that migration to Cleveland from Kentucky for his parents and to different neighborhoods on the East side of Cleveland and eventually to New Haven for him had on both his development and on his parents' changing beliefs about progress and stability in Cleveland As Richards is a thoughtful and gifted writer this was an interesting read and gave me a current Cleveland Heights resident a deeper understanding of education and race politics in Cleveland in the 1960s around the time of the Hough rebellion in particular


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Tions major work classes at the Institute of Music Boy Scouts and education at University School which midcentury Cleveland could offer its most ambitious new black residentsIn An Integrated Boyhood Richards candidly describes how this exemplary middle class Cleveland sojourn left him hopelessly confused and dislocated at the very moment of his parents' triumph His narrative of success provides the background to a private turmoil Richards's struggle to read the shifting meanings of his privileged experience amid the city's shifting racial lines the frin.

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Ge on the Left the tumult of rising black consciousness and the fears of nervous white suburban neighbors This coming of age story sings the undersong of an older generation's hard won success Like all black Clevelanders Richards was forced to struggle for his understanding of the city's and his own endless racial confusion in the midst of frightening historical change It is this reality that recurs throughout Richards's memoir the early encounters of a scared bookish African American boy from Mt Pleasant with what can only be described as the real worl.

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The memoir of a bookish black youth in mid twentieth century ClevelandWhen Phillip M Richards graduated from Yale in 1972 he had fulfilled his parents' dreams Like many other black Clevelanders of their generation they had come up from the South in the late forties and moved from neighborhood to neighborhood in search of better schools As they followed bourgeois African Americans' circular migration from Mt Pleasant to Lee Harvard to South Taylor Road and finally to Forest Hills Richards's parents provided him with all of what they called the good situa.