Bedford Street Memoirs: Living on My Block in the '60s

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Vantage Press, Inc, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 70 pages
The often moving and deeply sincere account of one African-American woman's childhood in 1960s Hartford, Connecticut. The author writes with youthful verve and a keen eye about many local characters who drifted in and out of her life during these crucial years, vividly evolking a time and place through the pull of pop culture- with fond recollections of the Motown Sound, Millie the Model comic books, television westerns, and the Motortown Revue at the Apollo Theater.
 

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Contents

PrologueSweet Peas Groove
1
Patty Has Arrived
3
Elementary My Dear Patricia
5
Piano Lessons and the Motown Sound
6
Boogaloo Shoes and New Friends
11
Starting to Write and Meeting Roosevelt
14
Learning to Fight and Stand Up for Myself
17
Shakin a Tail Feather at the Grits Box Party
22
What Choo Gonna Do? Dance the Boogaloo
38
The Brick Labelle StoryFrom the Beginning
41
My First Time on TV
43
School Trips and Saying Goodbye to Another Friend
47
A Special Birthday Present and Introducing My Fathers Family
51
Your Parents ALWAYS Know When You Smoke
54
Going Back to Youngstown
57
Burn Baby Burn
61

Saying Goodbye to a Great Friend
25
Little Stevie Smokey Marvin G and Me
28
Daddy Gives a Lesson about Flirting
32
Meet Miss Pearl and Miss Clotille
34
Off of Bedford Street and on to Marvin Avenue
65
Epilogue
69
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