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Dalton Conley

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520215863

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520215863.001.0001

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Black Babies

Black Babies

(p.1) one Black Babies

Dalton Conley

University of California Press

The author begins his narrative with an incident a week before he kidnapped a black baby girl. He tells of the incident where he broke free from her mother in the supermarket, ran to the back of the last aisle, and grabbed the manager's microphone where he announced that he wanted a baby sister. He expresses his obsession to have a baby sister and tells of his parents' engagement to his curiosity regarding the gender of the baby that his mother was carrying. He provides details of the actual kidnapping of the toddler a few months younger than him, whose parents were leaders of the neighborhood black separatist organization.

Keywords:   obsession, gender, kidnapping, toddler, black separatist organization

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