Having been born in the 50s, I grew up in the midst of what is known as the American Civil Rights Movement. A white child from a middle-class family in the Midwest, I didn’t have friends of color and certainly little experience with the struggles, hopes, or dreams of the African American community. It is unlikely anybody growing up in that time period went untouched by this movement even if it was just the images on the nightly news. I certainly wasn’t.
Did you know that peanuts are really not in the nut family, but are legumes, a type of bean?