- as published in the El Paso Times, the Birmingham Times, and many other papers:
Thousands of people came to Washington from around the country on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, to march with Dr. Martin Luther King for jobs and freedom. Among them was an African American man named Archie Waters, a journalist who had come from Brooklyn.
Link to the story.
Standing Room Only!
On Sunday, February 19, we presented "The People of Clarendon County"
--A Play by Ossie Davis, & the Answer to Racism! to over 430 people, as the opening event of the Southeast Regional Black Male Summit in Columbia, South Carolina. Click here for the flyer.
We were invited by the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs and the Brotherhood of Achievers Determined to Make a Difference (BADD), with a grant from the SC Humanities Council and support by SC African American Heritage Commission and University of South Carolina-African American Studies Department. The summit's urgent theme was Closing the Achievement Gap: Cutting the Pipeline to Prison and, in many ways, it was a tribute to the power of education to change people's lives. The audience of students, educators, parents, mentors, and community leaders, heard diverse speakers tell what they learned from the education Aesthetic Realism that strengthened their love for knowledge and enabled them to see people different from themselves with greater justice and kindness.