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Re: Maryland and Delaware
In Response To: Maryland and Delaware ()

Your work is so dear to the hearts of those who are thrilled to connect to our Past so that we can better understand who WE are ~

Thanks for all that you are doing in Maryland.

My grandfather was a COLORED man named EDGAR THOMAS MANNS from Baltimore. He looked closer to White than most White men that I have known - he was born in 1896.

I was "all dressed up" as was the custom in the '40's and walking with him in downtown Baltimore.I was about 7 years old.

A White lady was walking by us and stopped to say, " My, my, is that your maid's child ~ She is beautiful."

My tall and handwome grandfather looked down at her in a majestic manner and replied ~ " This is my beautiful grand daughter and I am proud to say that I am a colored man - good day."

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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