Them and Us – Coming of Age Late in Life

Ryan-Holli8inchcrop

I walked in my first protest march at age 14 (20 miles, and we achieved a stay of execution from strip mining for Crowder's Mountain).  Three years later I attended a community meeting at a black church following the unfair expulsion of a student at my high school.  We were unable to undo that sad outcome, but it was a remarkable learning experience for a teenager only a few years out of segregated schools.  Having cut my social justice teeth on environmental and race issues, I was only too ha … [Read more...]


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