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"AM I BLACK OR WHITE?" FIRST CHAPTER IN
LIFE ROMANCE 'BRIDE WITHOUT A RACE"
Character? Sketch of Mrs.-Little, Made by a Staff-Artist in Mrs. Little's
-'"', Detroit. Home
I BY ALMA BOONE LITTLE
I believe I am the saddest woman
on earth. ' , ''
I. believe that never before has a
woman had to face what I am facing.
Women; have lost their love, their
reputations, and those that they love,
but I am losing' much more than that
should I not be able, to prove that I
Elver since I can remember I have
been torn by two great emotions
should I live with. my foster, mother,
who was good and, kind, to me and
whom I loved, or must-1 always be
away among strangers and forget
I 'must tell my story, however,
front the beginning?'
Twenty-eight years ago my moth
er went down into the depths that all
women must go when a child comes
to them and I was. born, only attend
ed by Luella Jefferson, a .colored
woman. Six weeks afterward my