Reading of short story "Changes" by author Denise Oliver / Produced by WPFW, Broadcast on KPFA. This program features a reading of the short story "Changes" by author Denise Oliver, former program director for WPFW in Washington, DC. The story is about a young black woman who lived in a black neighborhood in Queens as a teenager and would hang out and later work in the Puerto Rican neighborhood of East Harlem (El Barrio) New York. She finds herself in her early twenties teaching young kids and struggling with the fact that people don't recognize her as black. Her broken Spanish, light skin and straight hair hide her heritage. She falls in love with a young man who is recovering from drug addiction.
This program was part of a mini-marathon held at KPFA to raise funds for WPFW, which was not yet on the air. May 3rd, 1976. WZ0019 is a duplicate of this program.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.