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Darlene Quarles Robinson

Rose Hill Elementary School, Stone Robinson Elementary, Jack Jouett Junior High School, Albemarle High School

Darlene Quarles Robinson: There weren’t a whole lot of Black students in my class.  I do remember that.  

Phyllis Leffler: Did that then increase your sense of shyness? 

Darlene Quarles Robinson: Yes, it did increase my sense of shyness.  My sense of paying attention to the books.  You were always under the scrutiny of people thinking you wasn’t supposed to be there to begin with.  So of course, it was one of the motivations for behaving myself, paying attention in class, studying hard, and getting good grades.