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The Baldwin School: Yesterday and Today

The Baldwin School, Yesterday and Today


Janice Clark
Clip 2—Walking to school

JD: Do you remember your parents making the decision to send you to her school?

JC: No, I don’t know. All I remember is getting up one morning and, “Hold his hand, and you hold her hand,” and all four of us, you know, going--from where we were staying, like, the school was sitting behind our house, like. And we would have to leave the house and walk down and walk across a field, across a graveyard, over to the house. And we’d walk across there in the morning going to school.
That’s all I remember. I don’t remember, you know, my mama putting us in there. I think she did it after--well, since Bobby and Julius were the two oldest and they were already going they just assumed, you know, the next person that’s going to be of age would be me, so I would be going. That’s how they did it.

JD: Were you in school somewhere else before or did you go to Miss Rosetta’s when you were old enough?

JC: No. I went to her school when I became old enough. She didn't put me anyplace else but there. That was the first school I ever went to and it started in kindergarten. Yep, it started in kindergarten.