I grew up in the Deep South. It was totally segregated in terms of race, and everything was separate but unequal. I had wonderful parents who inspired me to be the best person that I could be, and my mother always told me that I was going to go to college, even if she didn’t have but one dress to put on. So I grew up knowing that I was going to somehow find a way out of the situation I grew up in. I grew up on a farm. We were culturally deprived, but we were not poor in the sense that we didn’t have very much. We had limited resources, because in the country at that time nobody had very much, and we had probably more than most people.