• Created Date
  • 2005
  • Description
  • Bernice Warren moved to Des Moines from Burien in 1986 and raised her family here.THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPT OF THIS INTERVIEW:It was kind of funny because there was just so few African-Americans in the neighborhood, in the community. When I would go to Safeway, I would tease . . . my family would say, "Well, I was the only beautiful brown face in the store today." But as you know, that's changed. But it was very different, being so isolate... more
    Bernice Warren moved to Des Moines from Burien in 1986 and raised her family here.THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPT OF THIS INTERVIEW:It was kind of funny because there was just so few African-Americans in the neighborhood, in the community. When I would go to Safeway, I would tease . . . my family would say, "Well, I was the only beautiful brown face in the store today." But as you know, that's changed. But it was very different, being so isolated from my own race of people. But I have to say it was a wonderful experience because we were welcomed. We were welcomed by our neighbors. We were welcome in the neighborhood. Never had any problems. Kids grew up. I homeschooled my kids, but a couple of them from time to time would go to a public school for a class or something. But we felt welcome. We felt like we were home, and that was a good feeling. less
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  • MP3
    MP3 file, 80 kbs
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  • Des Moines Historical Society Museum