In my lifetime……
I have seen the sign “whites only” at the drinking fountain
Saw whites only at the front of the bus
Went to a school that was mandated to start busing to integrate
In my lifetime…..
I was inspired by Jesse Jackson’s speech at the Rainbow Coalition meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago
Was inspired by Martin Luther King
Was shocked and saddened by the assassination of John Kennedy…
… Martin Luther King
… Bobby Kennedy
In my lifetime…
I have heard family and acquaintances use the “n” word, even tho that word was not allowed in our house
have known many bigots and racists
have wondered when we could just all be one community
In my lifetime….
will I see a black president?
In my lifetime.
I have hope it will be so.