Have you Heard about Marion Sims?

Petra kept asking and I kept being embarrassed. Surely the passersby wouldn't have known about a white doctor from 1840. Each site she asked if they had heard of Marion Sims. Her British/German accent kept bouncing off of unaccustomed southern ears. Our dialects went ringing through the southern streets of springtime Montgomery . They responded with avoidance and/or puzzlement. -- no, who was he?-- In my mind --don't nobody like that live anywhere around here.--

---- Anita Gonzalez