Covers Owens' recollections of his childhood spent in Sheppard Square. Owens talks about a community of families, strong male role models, and childhood friends. He recalls a safe and supportive environment. Bates Memorial Baptist Church, Grace Community Center, and a nearby library provided activities and mentoring. Owens recalls Central High School's highly qualified teachers. He covers memories of local businesses and his personal experiences with segregation. He finds it strange that he doesn't have any negative memories of Sheppard Square given its most recent reputation for poverty and crime. Owens has mixed emotions about the demolition of his childhood home.
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