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How Phylicia Rashad's Mother Protected Her From The Malice Of Legal Segregation

When actress Phylicia Rashad was a child, segregation was legal in the United States. Growing up as a young African-American girl in 1950s Texas was a hostile experience ― “It wasn’t like people loved the color of your skin,” Rashad tells “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” ― but Rashad’s mother made a conscious choice to protect her two daughters as much as possible from the harsh reality.

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