Be the change you want to see

June 3rd, 2019

The Civil Rights Bus Tour is a wonderful, inspirational learning experience full of so many thought provoking words, images and people. Even though I have previously been exposed to many of these stories, this trip is deepening my knowledge and challenging me to greater participation. I spent two days mulling over the lack of dynamic leaders today as were active in the 1960’s.  One of our fellow travelers is Minnijean Brown-Tricky, one of the Little Rock Nine. She helped me to understand that we are the change agents needed in our world. On February 1, 1960 in Greensboro, North Carolina at the Woolworth lunch counter, four college students sat hoping to be served. They knew it was a long shot. After all, the privilege of eating a meal at that restaurant was reserved for whites only. They were black. These four young men started a movement that inspired young people in their city and across several states to challenge segregation by staging similar sit-ins. If they could do this, then why not me? Why not you?


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