As emailed to my small group of friends this morning:
Mike, a Sioux Indian, and I sat down in the entrance foyer of our High School and began what grew into a larger gathering of students paying silent homage.
The taunts of a few racist bastards walking by did not faze us.
There is a picture of that beginning in the high school year book.
We did that 50 years ago on 04/04/68.
Except for legacy I’m uncertain if much else came of it. Ax handles, fire hoses and German Shepherds were deployed with regularity in those times. Some Negroes ( changes in language and perceptions have made the current word “black” be favored) were hung like the good ol’ days in the South.
Now young men are shot in the back and a toy gun is placed underneath to corroborate the claims of “We thought he had a gun”.
50 years gentlemen.
Was it all folly?