14. Summer of 1949

By |2020-11-02T19:06:45+00:00October 26th, 2020|Lloyd Johnson|

My Truth: My Journey Toward Servant Leadership    Situated between Bedford and Franklin Avenues in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, our new home at 669 Park Place was a converted two-family home, including what I later learned was an illegal one-bedroom apartment on the top floor. Tenants, customary in those days, were necessary to help Ma to meet the expenses of our new home. But unlike my childhood home on Linwood Square, in Roxbury, MA, these tenants were not family members or friends, but total strangers, referred by a local realtor.   Transportation-wise, my new home had several distinct advantages  We were steps away from the Franklin Avenue Shuttle which provided easy access to the IND’s  “A” train, going directly into Manhattan. The IRT’s [...]