Table of Contents

Please select one of the underlined chapters below.

Foreword

Saturday Night at Flat Rock

Family Traditions and Values

Island Heritage

My “Irish” Mother

Morningside Heights

A Taste of Fascism

Class and Race

Harlem on My Mind

World War II

Prep School Years

Political Awakening

Fair Harvard

Legatee

One of my best friends is gay

One of My Best Friends

Black Studies

Fear of Fascism

Commitment and Action

The FBI takes an interest in me

Reprisal

The Road to Harlem

To Escape the Draft

Love at First Sight

Living in Sin

Seeking Family Blessing

My Parents Face a Challenge

Uncle Sam Wants Me

Lull before the Storm

The Storm

The First Volley

Smoother Sailing

Family Friends Weigh In

Wed at Last

Brooklyn

Uncle Sam Doesn’t Want Me

Domestic Relations

A Kind of Integration

Community Organizing

The Communist Menace

“What About the Children?”

“I Pity Your Parents”

Flat Rock Revisited

Afterwards

Acknowledgements

Index

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