"I live in Midtown now, but I remember when black people couldn't live here. When I was a girl, 15, 16 years old and going to BTW [high school], sometimes we would go downtown after school. That was a treat for us. But if we ever went through Midtown, we had to run. Groups of white kids would spit on us and call us niggers and tell us we weren't supposed to be there. I said that when I grew up, I wasn't going to raise my children in Memphis, and I didn't. I moved back here later though to be near my mama and grandmama, and now I've got my own apartment and live in Midtown. If I had kids to raise now, I would be all right with raising them here. Things have definitely changed. I never thought I'd see the day when we had a black president. Now I'm waiting on a woman."