"I remember the 1940s as a time when we were united in a way known only to that generation. We belonged to a common cause-the war."
"So I'm a young boy in the 1940s growing up, seeing Ralph Bunche on a regular basis, seeing Duke Ellington on a regular basis. We know that these people are famous. They're living in the same community as we live in. They go to the same stores and shops."