Madeline Cunningham Royes remembers a time when she could not eat at the same restaurants, drink at the same water fountains or attend the same school as white children in her community.Read the full article
Despite the inequalities she faced every day, Royes grew up without questioning whether segregation was right or wrong.
"It didn't seem strange," the 69-year-old Hendersonville native said last week. "It didn't seem so bad. We had nothing to compare it to."