Racism and Resolution

Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery

Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Co-founder and President Emeritus of the SCLC shares a story of racism from his youth, and the resolution that came years later. He said, "I was coming out of a place called The Sweet Shop that was run by my father ... when this big police officer was about one third in and punched me in the belly with his nightstick and said 'Get back ... dont you see a white man coming '" For more accounts of facing racism as a child, see: Deanie Parker - An Account of Discrimination in Mississippi Purcell Conway - A Personal Account of Childhood Racism and Facing Discrimination as a Child Linda Crayton - A Childhood in Segregation Logan Hampton, Ed.D. - Growing Up in a Divided Community

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