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Portraits of Elders: Yvonne Baskerville

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Yvonne Baskerville, 74, has been living in Washington, D.C., since 1941.  She says the most important thing in life is "knowing yourself, loving God, and transferring that same love to people you meet along the way."
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Yvonne Baskerville, 74, has been living in Washington, D.C., since 1941.  She says the most important thing in life is "knowing yourself, loving God, and transferring that same love to people you meet along the way."

Yvonne Baskerville moved to Washington in 1941, when segregation was still very much a part of life around here. Baskerville is now 74 years old, and she sat down recently with producer Marc Adams, to reflect on growing up as an African-American resident of Washington, D.C.

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