What an interesting compliment, Jack! When I think back about that day, I am amazed I did it. The nonexistent dress code reached a level of stupidity and sexism that simply washed away my fear. And, so much was going on at that time. We went through integration two years prior and were still adjusting to that. It was a complex time. Wearing pants seems like such a small transgression.

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