A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League - Don't Let Them Hurt Our Children Summary & Analysis

Ron Suskind
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Don't Let Them Hurt Our Children Summary and Analysis

Barbara Jennings had a difficult childhood, one of many children in her household, with frustrated parents who often became violent in punishment. As a teen, she just wanted "out," and, as a result, sought male relationships which might evolve into a marriage. Instead, she obtained two illegitimate daughters from two different fathers, neither of whom stayed around to provide support. Eventually, she met Cedric Gilliam, a man she believed was making something of himself. Though he is a paroled bank robber, he had obtained a college degree while in prison, and she was impressed. A brief dating period followed, although Cedric was obviously seeing other women as well, and when Barbara announced her ensuing pregnancy, he told her to get an abortion or say farewell. She chose the latter.

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