Originally Posted by WT Sharpe
.....I don’t believe we’re going to bridge that divide that separates us in this country along racial lines unless we learn to love one another. I know that sounds simplistic, but I honestly believe that that is the only answer.
..........— Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to opposing hate crimes and teaching tolerance. “Only love will bridge racial divide, activist says,” Virginian-Pilot (January 24, 1997).
Thanks for that one in particular Tom. I've been (re)watching several episodes of "American Experience" about the civil rights movement and am working on a poem regarding some aspects of it. I'm finding it quite fascinating what all was going on as I was making my way through elementary and middle school and me pretty much without awareness of it.