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Heading South, 6

My first impulse, when discovering all the good and difficult work that SPLC does, was to come home, sell the house, store my stuff and come back down here and volunteer, because these guys (a figure of speech for which … Continue reading

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Going South, day 5

Before entering the Southern Poverty Law Center fortress we step across the street to the Civil Rights Memorial, designed by Maya Lin who designed the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington. This one is equally iconic, although I doubt my photos will do it … Continue reading

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Going South, day 4

Plans change on Monday when Wanda Henson is on a desperate search for housing and can’t meet with us. We head back north to Laruel and then east toward Montgomery. Somehow I had envisioned the Southern Poverty Law Center as a little bungalow … Continue reading

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Going South, day 3

In Meridian, we meet at the Sisters’ church, a mega church in waiting, and meet the Rev. Mike and his spectaculars where he offers splendid stories out of biblical history that scare the begeezus out of his followers. We tour … Continue reading

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Going South, day 2

We leave Piney Woods on Sunday morning as the young and enormously impressive student body heads for church. First it’s back to Jackson, where we meet with some older folks who remember those days of bloody yore, then take on Jerry Mitchell … Continue reading

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Going South, page 1

After a morning flurry of stops and stocking up, I’m off on 63 south with Dennis C. heading for Jackson and points south. Dennis is stalwart and I sleep part of the way, waking up in time for Memphis. Then it’s … Continue reading

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Calling All Angels

Just spent a couple weeks at home, immensely enjoying the mundane. Tomorrow I get to do the dishes and the floors. Wow. I bet you think I’m being sarcastic. But the road life, while inspiring, does not nourish, and it … Continue reading

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