The Wisdom of Age Project—Hampton Roads, Va. 2017 Documenting Life Stories & How We Get By
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"You're Gonna Be a Teacher,  You're Gonna Be a Doctor"

story by Chai Cooper-Stone

Young Gladys Foster was told by her mother—many, many times—that she will become teacher, just as her brother was told that he would become a doctor. Mrs. Foster sat down with the author to tell him a story of how things worked out years later.