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(#1042) The African American or Black Experience in A.A. (CA,AL,DC)
7/3/2010 in San Antonio, TX  EVENT: AA International 2010  TYPE: AA, Both, Story

2010-The African American or Black Experience in A.A.

Three speakers on the topic:

Chair:Lowell L. of Pensylvania

Francine W. of California - Sober 30 years since 7/26/1979 - Went from street hooker to a member of the bar in two states. "You get self-esteem by doing esteemable acts."

Ron P. of Alabama - Grew up in the Jim Crow days of segregation. Would swap the signs in front of the drinking fountains and watch the whites drink out of the "colored" fountain.

Elaine G. of Washington DC - Sober 18 years since 5/9/1992

Followed by general sharing from the floor:
Al of Little Rock, AR - First black to go into treatment in the USA
Bobby W of Washington DC
Connell of Massachusetts
Darrell of California
David Kansas City, MO - White man sponsored by a black man - Evans B who had recently passed

Dawn of Alaska
Joe of Minnesota
Karen of Illinois
Rodney of Texas
Rosanne of Pennsylvania
Vincent of California

Held in Ballroom B of the main convention center starting at 11:00 am

Listen to the same topic from other AA International Conventions:

The African American or Black Experience in A.A. - 2005 - Toronto, ON

The African American or Black Experience in A.A. - 2015 - Atlanta, GA


(1 hr 16 min) (8.8 MB) (id#1042)

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