Archive for November 10th, 2009

MR. NEVER-NEVER & ROPE-A-DOPE

1940 – CLEARWATER, FLORIDA I remember him as being “light skinned” with blue eyes and “good” hair.. His name was Orientes Martinez. He was Cuban, but despite having light blue eyes, curly, almost blonde hair, in Clearwater, Florida in 1940 he was considered a “negro”. It was only later that I learned that one 32nd per cent of “colored” blood was […]