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  • I remembered him, with a thick gray beardand several layers of clothes standing by thebus stop when it was freezing outside. I usedto stop and pick him up in my toasty car, openup the trunk with a push of a button so hecould shove his heavy duffle bag, he often sitin the back seat saying basically nothing. Itried several times to initiate conversationswith him. But when he talked hardly ever hesaid jewels of wisdom. Library workers knewhim as an avid reader who spent time at thelibrary nearly every day. Teddy Hendersonor Abdul-Shahid passed away on October 6,2008; he was 62. He was born in Brooklyn,N.Y., in 1946. He graduated from high schooland attended Hampton University in Virginia.In 1968, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force andwas stationed in Washington, D.C. The storyof Abdul-Shahid is not much different thanthe story of thousands of homeless Americanswho left us perplexed with mystery.

name of conference

  • 105th ACSA Annual Meeting Brooklyn says Move to Detroit

published proceedings

  • 105th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Brooklyn Says, "Move to Detroit"

author list (cited authors)

  • Ali, A. K., & Ko, J.

editor list (cited editors)

  • Rico-Gutierrez, L. F., & Thorne, M.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017 11:11 AM