October 19, 2014 By Christina Hamlett Format:Kindle Edition Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they […]
Christina Hamlett conducted this interview with me for You Read It Here First. If you are interested in books and authors please visit http://fromtheauthors.wordpress.com/. Our […]
The Interview by Skip Flangan, on BlogTalkRadio – Skip Flangan Live. Audio player below: Interview actually starts around
It’s the Fourth of July and we’re celebrating freedom today and I have to comment on something I just learned. In Texas “in 2011, a law which bans voter registration drives […]
I am delighted to announce that the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities has honored You Came Here to Die, Didn’t You with an invitation to the Virginia Festival of the […]
Watch the YouTube video. It’s my “In God’s Hands” from YOU CAME HERE TO DIE, DIDN’T YOU, skillfully read by Methodist Pastor Tony Brown of Port Townsend, Washington.
My book, YOU CAME HERE TO DIE, DIDN’T YOU, relies on the memories and actions of many people in Pineville, South Carolina. Theresa Blanding Sumpter was one of those people. […]
Up at 6:00 this morning and in at 9:00 last night. Then we had to find dinner. This has been a typical schedule. The pace is fast. When we get on the bus, it begins with videos or freedom/gospel songs. We have a schedule and we meet it, but often not on time. If something new comes up, a speaker or a landmark, it gets added in. Although Dr. McCord has built in spare time, we do run over. 34 people plus visitors are a lot to demand military time from. We were supposed to get in at 5:30 today.
Finding a title for this section is difficult. I was looking something catchy like “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” But at the end of the trip, I realize that this bus is exactly what I prayed for in 1965 – a psalm to diversity. We are black, white, Chinese, married, and single.
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.