Yesterday was the end of a week long 50th Year Celebration of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham.
So it seems like a good idea to pull together in one place the links to previous posts I've made of my memories during the Civil Rights Era. I lived and went to school in Birmingham, Alabama, until after I married in the 60's and then taught nearby when Integration was just beginning. So I think my memories represent some unique views on the events of that time. With that said, here are some posts you might want to read. Your comments are certainly encouraged!
See Dick See Jane
Jim Crow Rides the Train - Chicago Train Memories Part II
Historic High School Memories Part I
Historic High School Memories Part II
Integration Memories Part II - Stand in the Schoolhouse Door
Integration Memories Part III
Black Like Me
Integration Memories - A Final Look
If you are old enough to have memories of that era, I would love to hear from you. I realize some of my old students may read some of these posts, but I have written how things seemed to me at the time.
I have grown to love the community we have lived in for the last 42 years and have tried my best to be equally considerate of every student I ever worked with, regardless of racial or economic background. I can only hope that they would agree with me on that.