Children’s Experiences: Mr. Rupert Richardson
Full Length Interview
“I think it was a good experience. The only problem that my two oldest boys had when they left Maine and went down to Atlanta, it was the cultural shock, because don’t forget up here in Maine, Maine is quote the whitest state in the nation. And all of a sudden-growing up and having all these white friends, going out, you know, having a few pops with them. And all of a sudden you go down to Atlanta, Georgia and you walk into a nightclub and they’re all Black. Well up here you walk into a nightclub and they’re all white. And it was a culture shock which eventually my children got accustomed to.”
children's experiences, Black families, Maine
Prum, Chan, "Children’s Experiences: Mr. Rupert Richardson" (2001). Series 1: Family - Recordings. 6.
Born: Portland, Maine
Duration of Residence in Maine: 71 years