It’s Our Time Now!

tyler Tyler McMillan, a junior communication major: It was important for me to be a student leader on this trip. When the opportunity was presented to me, I took it by the horns. We are learning about past activists and events that took place so we, the younger generation, can learn to become leaders.  People like Medgar Evers, Hollis Watkins, and Flonzie Brown Wright, stick with me the most. Although they were young in the 1960s, they decided to make a difference. I want to be one of those people. It’s our time now.

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One Response to It’s Our Time Now!

  1. Phoenix Cobb says:

    Hollis Watkins was a very kind and gentle man. The power in his voice showed that he was very passionate about the freedom songs that he sang to and with us. When Flonzie Brown Wright spoke to us, she talked mostly on blacks trying to vote. Unanswerable questions were asked such as, “how many bubbles are in a bar of soap” or “how many feathers are on a chicken” really made it that much harder for blacks to vote. There was always something in the way, but they never gave up. They knew that freedom and equality was to come soon and if not soon then one day.

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