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Unlocking the Legacy of Education: “C is for Colored”

Chronicling the Battle for Equality amidst Racial Turmoil

Atlanta, GA – WEBWIRE

“C is for Colored,” a biography, provides readers with a vivid glimpse into the tumultuous late 1950s and 1960s, a time marked by widespread racism, Jim Crow laws, and segregated schools. Despite being located near the Mason-Dixon Line, Harford County in Maryland shared similarities with the Deep South, leading to strong resistance against integration.

At the heart of this narrative lies Havre de Grace Consolidated School, also known as C1, which opened its doors in 1952. Notably, the school is the first specifically constructed for “colored students” since 1930 by the Board of Education. Before this milestone, African-American students in the county had to seek education outside their communities.

Dr. Larry James Ford, the author of this captivating book, seamlessly intertwines his journey with “C is for Colored.” Growing up in Havre de Grace and attending C1 before witnessing the integration of Havre de Grace High School, Ford brings a sense of connection to this account.
Through Ford’s perspective and within its context, “C is for Colored” sheds light on the harsh realities of racial segregation while showcasing community resilience and the transformative power of education. Readers will be captivated by the stories and intricate historical details that make this book both enlightening and emotionally resonant.

As readers immerse themselves in “C is for Colored,” they will gain a profound understanding of the struggles and triumphs of those who fought for equality during this pivotal period in American history. This book stands as a testament to the enduring influence of education and the indomitable human spirit.

“C is for Colored”
Written by: Dr. Larry James Ford
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About the Author
Dr. Larry James Ford, born in Albany, Georgia, in 1951, overcame racial segregation in his early education, excelling at Havre de Grace High School. He pursued higher education at Johns Hopkins University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, practicing medicine in various locations before retiring in 2011 due to systemic mastocytosis.

His book, “C is for Colored,” highlights the influence of his teachers, including Mrs. Mabel Hart, who inspired him. In 2020, he returned to his hometown, enjoying music, family time, and a passion for mathematics and a dice game called craps.

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