I was in 5th grade when our schools were integrated. I was in 9thgrade, when the black kids started an Afro-American club at our high school, Garrett High, in Charleston, SC. The adult sponsor of the club looked like Angela Davis. My friend Leeann and I went to the first meeting, two little white girls. When the other members elected us president and vice president of the club, I looked at Angela Davis’ face and realized that she thought this was a pretty shitty idea.