Marina Franklin: Theme Days in the White Neighborhood

I remember growing up in the white neighborhood.... We would have theme days. One time, we had 50s Day, which isn't really a good time for my people, but the white girls would come out with the poodle skirts, all excited. They'd be like, 'Woo hoo! It's 50s, yeah!' I didn't know what to do, so I just wore a sign that said, 'We shall overcome.'