Gregory grew up the Jim Crow era, although it was not as prevalent in Baltimore compared to the south there was a presence in downtown Baltimore. My grandfather was a curious man. As a child exploring downtown Baltimore he would walk back and forth between a “Coloreds Only” water fountain and a “Whites Only”. He would try to figure out the difference between the water, wondering what was so special about theirs, and why he was not suppo...
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...y the age of nineteen, creating the new generation of Baileys with Sampson Wright. Melani become trained to become a nursing assistant somewhat like great-grandmother Myrtle. David received his degree in Communications, the first of my father’s children to attend school and get a degree a bachelor’s degree.
I am continuing this new trend in our family of receiving a bachelor’s degree by graduating from Central State University in May of 2016 with a degree in Mathematics. But, I am exceeding the new trend by attend graduate school in the fall at Wright State University for a master’s in Applied Statistics. Briana having been with the family for years now attends St. Phillips College, a school in Texas, studying pre-nursing. The spotlight is now on my father’s last children Xavier, Gabriel, and Elorah to see what they will bring to the family name. The story continues…
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