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Re: Keeping the African-American story alive
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Thanks so much for the article about keeping the true legacy of African American history alive.
The quote that you posted is extremely important for us to remember. Segregation was an ugly period in our history, but we overcame it...not by our violence but by a greater and more heroic strategy, passive resistance, led by many Southern black leaders.
Your post of the quote is so compelling: ""And because of segregation in the housing patterns, our educators lived in our communities and were role models in civic issues, in their dress, in every way, and we looked up to them."
It seems that the rebroadcast of "Eyes on the Prize" on PBS whispered by. The media was all over the Eyes on the Prize story in the past few years. Headlines boosted the self-interest of on-line piraters who felt free to compromise the producers Blackside. See the Blackside site below.
A heart-felt thanks to all the corporate supporters and foundations that stepped forward to fund this important documentary.
One of the many compelling moments in Eyes on the Prize WERE TEACHERS marching alongside their students. The nameless thousands of poor, working class and professional Blacks who resisted and helped to win our freedom should never be forgotten. The black and white marchers who were beaten, killed and threatened should remain in our hearts.
Valencia, a special thanks to you for sharing one story and inspiring others like me to remember our local leaders in the Civil Rights movement.
K Wyer Lane
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