Active LSP member, Dr. Almella Starks-Umoja, was interviewed to write this book!
In preparing to write my story, I interviewed the pastor’s daughter, Dr. Almella Starks Umoja. She was a teenager in 1968. Almella was an eyewitness.
Lorraine Jackson, the character in my book, is not my life story. She is not Almella’s childhood biography. However, Almella’s details from 1968 give the character bone and breath. My having known Patterson, Redditt and Starks gives Lorraine a child’s voice that is akin to my younger self.