Why I wrote, “Children on the Battlefield of Desegregation in Rural Sumter County Georgia”
Updated: Aug 15, 2021
It seemed that when Donald Trump became President, everything we had fought for in the 60’s was being threatened. I could not believe that the fight might be starting over. How could one man take away so much? And just that thought, the thought of what we had endured and the thought that someone would have to do it all again, brought me to tears. I knew we had to tell our story regardless to how much it hurt. Everyone needed to know how hard it had really been and they had to understand, WE CAN NOT GO BACK. So my siblings and I set out to write a book. So many times, we started and stopped, broken by the memories. Then the Georgia gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp sealed the deal that we had to finish writing the story we had tried to forget, regardless to how much it hurt, they had to know. So through the tears, our story was told.
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