Snead focuses on childhood memories of being eager to move out of public housing. He recalls knowing he was poor and witnessing crime in the neighborhood. Residents looked out for one another and children were subject to correction by parents other than their own. He recalls hot apartments during the summer when the brick walls sweated and residents retreated outdoors, and wearing his brothers' hand-me-down clothes. He recalls the "strong black women" in the community and is frustrated by people who stereotype residents of public housing as one-dimensional welfare recipients. Snead approves of plans to demolish the complex. He talks about taking his son to Sheppard Square.
Sheppard Square (Housing project : Louisville, Ky.), Louisville Metropolitan Housing Authority (Louisville, Ky.), Smoketown (Louisville, Ky.), African American neighborhoods ï¿½ Kentucky ï¿½ Louisville, Presbyterian Community Center (Louisville, Ky.), Childhood development, Public housing ï¿½ Kentucky ï¿½ Louisville, Housing authorities ï¿½ Kentucky ï¿½ Louisville