An update from Denice, a graduate student in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis on social justice and human rights:
The poem “Hands,” by previous SMU Civil Rights Pilgrim Chrysta Brown, brought the events of the past to the forefront of my mind. Her poem expresses the appreciation of those well known and those unknown Heroes and Sheroes of the Movement through imagery of hands.
I think of those that went before me, paving the way for my freedom, education, ability to choose where to live and the ability to choose a career. I, too, would like to touch their hands and give a personal “Thank You!” to each and every one. There is no real way to do this but to take this experience and drop my pebble in the pond, generating the ripples that extend into the community, the state of Texas, and through the nation.
The fight will continue and We Shall Overcome!