Althea, is the compelling story of a light skinned, thin-lipped, freckled face little girl who struggles to learn what it really means to be black.
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In 1962, Aunt Darnella was one of the few colored people who lived in Clifton Heights, the white gaslight district of Cincinnati. Perhaps that's why, one Friday night, two blocks from her apartment, she was murdered. They found her blood- soaked body under a lamp post. Since, I was only five years old at the time, it took Mama all Saturday night, to make me understand, though, that my Aunt Darnella was gone with the angels--"Gone up to heaven."