We sat across from each other at the monthly meeting of our neighborhood association meeting in the southwest corner of Michigan's capital city. Rita Bunton was one of maybe 25 people sitting in a middle school library talking about mutual concerns stemming from life in our part of the city.
Then when we left, she handed me a postcard promoting a new book that she had written, her life story describing what it was "like to be a black working-class girl in a blue-collar Midwestern town in the 1950s and 60s.
When I got home from the meeting, I found her book on Amazon. I do want to read it and learn more about her and her life.
I hope our neighborhood gets behind her and buys and reads the book. Hopefully, we can talk more at the next neighborhood association meeting or before.
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