From President Biden’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast:
I remember sitting on — going to a little Catholic grade school in Claymont, Delaware, which was a steel town that was dying. And the bus would go — my mother would drive me to the school parking lot — it was called Holy Rosary School — from a little — and it was called Brookview Apartments. Used to be Section 8 housing later.
And I get out of the bus — I get out of the car. And this is where I-95 runs parallel to these days. And I said, “Mom, why are all those kids” — it was then “colored.” “Why are all those colored kids in that bus?” Because in Scranton there weren’t any — there were very few Blacks. She said, “They’re not allowed to go to school with us here, in Delaware.” So, you know — and Milton wasn’t what you might call the epicenter of desegregation.White House