Dr. Rip Patton

June 19th, 2021

Today we had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Rip Patton, who was a Freedom Rider. Throughout his time speaking, Dr. Patton continued to say that Nashville was a “godsend” and I can definitely say that I can agree. In learning all that came and was influenced by the efforts and work of students, ministers, and organizations from Nashville, this city and its people from the movement have become great inspirations to me. The intellect, strategy, and creativity, while upholding the teachings of Gandhi and Christ throughout their work, has been very moving from me, and the more I learn, the more I want to know about the people from Nashville and all that came from it during this movement. Hearing from Dr. Patton directly on why he decided to join the movement, was touching. Hearing how his experiences and that of many others have fueled him to create change rather than vengeance and resentment is not only a testament of who he is but also is a theme I have noticed among many others we have spoken to. I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Patton personally at the restaurant, and the advice given by him as to how to sustain, organize a movement was very powerful, and I look forward to speaking with, and gaining wisdom from him in the future.

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