One variety of that animal, anyway.
Sometimes you just luck out. You walk into a classroom and a professor just blows your hair back and changes your life.
Twenty years ago, I took an upper-division Sociology course called Racism & Discrimination, and the professor who taught it changed me profoundly. In fact, the first person I thought to call when this whole blogging thing started to take off and I started to make a name for myself and get a little notice was Bill Russell, the professor who taught that course. Such was his impact on my life.
When I woke up this morning to the news that Klansman and domestic terrorist James Ford Seale had been convicted of murder and kidnapping in the deaths of two black teenagers forty-three years ago. My first instinct when I heard the news was to call that professor - but it is June. He is not in his office. (♥ email.)
On May 2, 1964 Charles Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee were picked up on a country road, beaten, stuffed into the trunk of a car, and driven to a remote backwater of the
Their bodies were discovered weeks later, during the search for Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman who disappeared while registering black voters in
''I'm going to go to that cemetery, that
Thomas Moore has not lived in
Charles Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee were murdered 43 years, one month and 12 days before justice was served.
Last night, they were finally able to rest in peace.