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As Purple to Lavender

Feb 26, 2019 10:15 am

Rev. B. Maya Douglas, a Black woman, stands smiling among the pews of her church, wearing an alb and colourful embroidered stole.
Author Rev. B. Maya Douglas
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Harold Durnford

Row on row we stood… in the brand new courtyard… row on row of young girls in navy tunics or navy skirts, white starched shirts, ties, and polished oxfords. I wore my new navy blazer with its red school crest, because it was a special occasion. The Honourable Lieutenant Governor Lincoln Alexander was coming to our school’s reopening, so row on row we stood. I remember it was a bright autumn day, and it was so warm that I did not need my pea jacket. I thought, “This new private all-girl school is interesting!

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