This program features a reading of the short story "Changes" by author Denise Oliver, former program director for WPFW in Washington, DC. The story is about a young black woman who lived in a black neighborhood in Queens as a teenager and would hang out and later work in the Puerto Rican neighborhood of East Harlem (El Barrio) New York. She finds herself in her early twenties teaching young kids and struggling with the fact that people don't recognize her as black. Her broken Spanish, light skin and straight hair hide her heritage. She falls in love with a young man who is recovering from drug addiction. Includes actuality and music. Produced by Robert Frazier, operations director of WPFW, and Sigidi Braudy, music director of WPFW.
This recording is a duplicate of WZ0268.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.