The plans for the Civil Rights Travel Course seem as fantastic to me as Cinderella going to the ball. The outline of the class inspires me. But the pieces I want to add are something else – that’s where the fantasy lies. I have contacted a newspaper in Anniston, Alabama, about an interview. I’m waiting for an answer. I have gotten an answer from the Atlanta Constitution Journal. The reporter said that, if the idea were approved, I might get an interview or get to write a column. I am waiting to hear from the Atlanta Inquirer. And I’ve contacted the Clarksdale, Mississippi newspaper. Monday I call them all to see where we are. Bettina, my pr expert, has her list of radio stations, newspapers and television stations in Atlanta and the other cities we will visit. Ever learn to write a press release? I know I hadn’t.
What if the trip came off the way we’ve fantasized? The book has been such a wonderful experience with it’s ups and downs. But each time I struggle through a down, I find a solution to my problem and start up again. I keep wondering when the bubble will burst and things won’t come together. If I get even part of the interviews I’m asking for, I’d have to be a believer.
Steve and Marcia Kent
Smokey Hill Books