Wednesday, April 29, 2015

An Indiana story about race relations

Here's MY INDIANA story.  I would love to hear your stories. 

Sometime in the 1970's my grandmother was buying cemetery plots in Kokomo, IN around the time Kokomo was having race riots.

Grandma was ready to sign the paperwork, when the salesman (who didn't know when to shut up when a sale is closed) exclaimed,

"And don't you worry, ma'am. We don't allow any coloreds to be buried here."

That's when Grandma stood up and said,

"Well if your cemetery isn't good enough for them, it's not good enough for me."

Then she walked out.

Melyssa Hubbard is the author of Spanking City Hall and won America's first national tea party prize after forming the original Indiana Tea Party. 

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