I just struck gold!
Who was Amelia Boynton Robinson, and who is that young man sitting next to her? And do you know who’s in the photo on the right? Or what year it was? To find out more, check it out right here. It’s the second entry from the top. You can read more about Amelia Boynton Robinson’s life right here.
For the last few weeks I’ve been searching for gold, interpreted by me as
- easy to read/watch
- lively and informative
- brief, riveting commentary with real photos of real people
- a semi-crash course only better
- attention to women as well as men
- inspiring without glib promises
- tuned into today’s challenges
- excellent communicator
It’s impossible to take in everything all at once. So I’m now following Chris Preitauer’s blog.
Beginning at age 7 I grew up, went to college and had my first ‘adult’ job in the Deeply Segregated South. I saw and heard a lot. Sadly, I didn’t formally or informally hear much about Black Lives. Nor was I encouraged to get curious about why. In the 1950s and 60s, Black citizens were treated differently than White citizens. Not just in the Deep South, but in the not so Deep North.
So yes, I’ve found gold! Someone from my era (sort of) who became involved.
I hope you’ll look at a few of his pieces. They’re to the point, challenging, and inspiring without pretending our current challenges will be easily resolved.
Thanks again for visiting, reading, and leaving your footprint!
© Elouise Renich Fraser, 17 June 2020
Photos found at ChrisPreitauer.com