I’m thinking about Martin Luther King, Jr. On June 14, 1965, I met Dr. King at a week long training in Atlanta, Georgia. We were there to prepare for registering […]
Yesterday was Martin Luther King’s birthday and his holiday is today. I had the joy of meeting him at a Southern Christian Leadership Conference training in Atlanta, GA in 1965. […]
After lunch on the bus from Tuskegee we arrive in Montgomery. We have been to two museums, a college tour and a tour of Booker T. Washington’s home so far today. The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Civil Rights Memorial, The Children’s Museum and the Rosa Parks Museum lie ahead this afternoon.
In April of 1965 I decided I’d go to the South to register black voters for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. They sent each of us a reading list, a packing list and a note about how much money we needed. My parents sent me to the University of California during the fall of 1964. My mother gave up being a stay at home mom for a job at the post office to pay my college fees. I knew I couldn’t ask them for the money for the trip.