We required an “Exit Interview” for all teachers at Atlantic Christian College. I asked one question of Clifton Black, our first black basketball player. He was from a rural Eastern North Carolina town.
“How did you do so well athletically, socially and academically?”
“Coach, when I left Conetoe (home village) my Grandmother said, ‘Clifton Earl, you know the difference between right and wrong. Do right!’ That’s about it.”
I saw Cliff this past fall for the first time in thirty years. What struck me was how proud he was of his children.