In 1964 I was 10, when I remember seeing a 'Colored Only' sign o... moreIn 1964 I was 10, when I remember seeing a 'Colored Only' sign over a drinking fountain at the drug store. I asked my dad "What's that mean?" When he replied, it was with a sad look in his eyes. "People with dark skin, negroes are only allowed to drink from this one. You or I can't use it."
I thought "Wow, that's cool, they have their own drinking fountain!" Dad was a mind reader and he told me "Many people think that folks who aren't 'white' are worthless, lazy and untrustworthy. I don't believe that and neither should you. We're all human; weak and strong, young and old and dark, brown or white. The difference is only in our minds. Remember that son, never judge a man by his skin... only by what he does and how he acts."
These people were killed because they were 'colored', by a man with hate in his heart. Sad that he didn't have a Dad like mine, eh? less