Thomas Sowell, adopted by a family of four adults, grew up in Harlem and attended New York City schools, which he says were the best in the country in those days.
Although I was raised by people with very little education, they were people who wanted me to get an education. They praised my every little accomplishment when I was very young, and I was taught to read by the time I was four years old, taught by someone with only a few years of schooling herself.
Read more here from Dr. Sowell here as he contemplates some of his luckiest moments in his illustrious 85 years.
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