June Robinson

All of a sudden, everything had just broken loose. It was just chaos.”

As a wife and mother working to keep her family making it through a turbulent period, June Robinson says she relied on “the grace of God” to get by. In precise detail, she recalls the tedious rituals undertaken each day for her children, the callousness and indifference she encountered as a family emergency played simultaneous to violence unfolding at the workers’ march, and joy as her family emerged from a public housing project and into their own home. “I was just so happy to get out of Lamar Gardens,” she says. “I sure was.”