Since blacks were not permitted to live within East Lansing itself, the family eventually moved to a farm two miles outside of town, where Reverend Little built a four-room house. The move to the farm was economically advantageous since the family could now raise their own food.Many of Malcolm's memories of his father concern his friction with the rest of the family. His parents apparently had conflicting views about everything. Mrs. Little had more education than her husband and had a tendency to correct him. Also, Mrs. Little had a very strict notion of what should and should not be eaten; she did not approve of such "soul-food" staples as pork and rabbit, which her husband loved. This led to frequent conflict. Reverend Little was quite harsh in his treatment of his wife, and of all the children except Malcolm. Malcolm attributes being his father's favorite to the fact
This is the end of the preview.
access the rest of the document.